We all know that water is a household essential. Most families in rural communities and even many families in suburban communities have wells. During an extended power outage people prefer to stay home vs in a shelter, or with friends and relatives. Often bottled water is sold out and unavailable. Unless under evacuation orders, having a hand-pump installed on your well for emergency back up to your electric well pump can make it more feasible to stay at home and have all the water you need.
Cisterns and rain-barrels are also good options but require regular maintenance to clean. Usually they are installed if reliant on expensive city water, and then used on a regular basis.
We have reviewed several hand pumps on the market and SimplePump hand pump stood out as by far the bast one available. Article: The Best Hand Pump for an Existing (Deep) Well
FITS IN ALMOST ALL WELLS
Fits alongside the submersible piping in nearly all 4″ and larger wells.
FROM 325 FEET WATER LEVEL
MUCH further down than other pumps.
And that still requires only moderate effort!
LESS PUMPING EFFORT
Around one fifth the pumping effort needed by seemingly comparable pumps. So easy to use, a child can pump up to 5 gallons per minute.
PUMP INTO YOUR PRESSURE TANK
Gives you full use of all your taps and fixtures. Can pump into your pressure tank from as far down as 225′ water level! No other hand pump can match this.
The best made hand pump — the ONLY one made with computer controlled machining from aerospace grade lead-free stainless steel. (All metal parts in contact with water are stainless steel.)
AND YET IT IS MARKEDLY LESS EXPENSIVE THAN ANY OTHER “SERIOUS” HAND-PUMP. Depending on well specifications the price ranges from approximately $1,500 to $2,000.