Back up for Water Wells

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Minuteman, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I came across this site today. I am thinking of installing one. It can be ran inside the well next to your electric downhole pump or beside a top jet pump on shallow wells. Provides on demand water in a power outage.
    I have a bail but would have to pull the downhole pump to use it.
    These are a bit pricey but might be well worth the cost.

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  2. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    We've heard of those before...

    When we were out looking for "the right place to call home" we made sure to have "more than one water-source".

    Not only do we have a drilled well, but we've also got another older hand dug well (<--equipped with a well bucket which works great when the power goes out). Then we've also got a creek, farm ponds & the local river is just down the road. More people need to think about "THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER". Without it you'll be in some serious trouble for sure!!!!

    Thanks for sharing, as that could be a very good alternative for those who aren't as lucky! :)

    (Who thinks it greatly pays to be prepared...)
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    12 oz per stroke will keep you in coffee and food. Looks like a good deal all around for a third level backup after the gennie to keep the main pump running. Remember that the first few strokes will give you nothing until the column is filled. One thing to remember is to use it now and then to maintain the seals wet and able to seal, otherwise there will be a few more strokes to wet them down. ALWAYS a good thing to keep a bucket full on hand for priming the column.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Water is probably the most important preperation a survivalist can make. Without it you won't last long.

    I have had a British Berkfield Water filter for years. I can use any pond, stream or river water and run it through it and have clean safe drinking water. A nice peace of mind.

    I also have lived in the country and had my own water well for years. I have a back up generator but in a long term power outage or a total melt down I want to make sure that we have a ready and easy source of fresh water. The Well Bucket will work in an emergency but it would have to be long term and like I siad I would have to pull the downhole electric pump out of the well to use it.

    I have a small fish pond and am considering having another well drilled near it. I would install a solar pump and use it to keep the pond full in the dry season. It is a run-off pond and gets pretty low in the summer months.

    That would also serve as another source of back up emergency water.

    I like to have back ups for my back ups. When planning for survival situations redundancy should be the rule.
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yup, some of them are even set up so you can hook them up to a windmill. Ive figured I would like to do that then set up a small water tower where it would pump to so could have full time gravity flow.
  6. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    Could not agree more!!!!!! Always have back up plans to your back up plans. [beer]

  7. pgrass101

    pgrass101 Monkey+++

    Wilderness Gal and OGM

    Your set up is what my wife and I are looking for. Hopefully (and God willing) we will have enough saved and be able to sell our house in 3-5 years and buy that "perfect peice of land" that we can call home.
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