If the grid went down today, would you be able to get water without electricity? It is the very first thing you – and everyone else – would need. It’s not a common first-world problem, so we don’t often think of not having enough readily available water to drink, wash hands, flush toilets, do laundry, cook, bathe, and the list goes on. Unless we know someone who’s been in this uncomfortable situation and had to leave, it’s not usually on our radar. Without electricity, your water faucets will not give you water and neither will your reverse osmosis system. A home can’t really function without a source.
Water is your most essential need.
Do you have a well? If so, we can recommend a solution which could keep you in your home if there were ever to be a prolonged lack of power (for any reason).
Water Without Electricity
Even though our only trust is in the Lord Jesus, we have always been preparedness-minded. When we built our home three years ago, we installed a frost-free Bison hand pump over the well casing. We hope to install a shallow well hand pump in the mechanical room, too, so we can pump water in the house and maybe be able to flush toilets when the power is down. After having been without water at the farm several times for long periods and having to leave our home (one was an ice storm for many days), this gives us a certain peace of mind that we can have fresh water without electricity.
This is what it looked like right after the installation of the Bison… and before the shrubs were planted in a circle around the rocks we gathered from the field.
These pumps are made in Maine and were developed after that region’s terrible ice storms of ’99 which left many farmers unable to get water to their livestock. Many animals died. The Bison is frost-free and works in any kind of weather conditions. Many are in use in Canada and in other severe climates around the world to have access to fresh water without electricity.
I want to emphasize that Bison Deep and Shallow Well Hand Pumps can be installed in the same casing as your existing electric submersible or jet pump in nearly any situation. Please give them a call and their sales and technical staff will guide you through your specific installation. We had a good experience with them.
* Hand water pumps are made of stainless steel
* Hand water pumps install on top of your well casing
* The hand water pumps are appropriate for any climate
* Bison sells the complete hand pump assembly
* They ship their hand water pumps worldwide
Bison Hand Water Pumps or call 1-800-339-2601. I do not have any affiliation with the company that makes these, but I do wish that every family had one for the sake of preparedness in this unpredictable world we live in, so I decided to share. Here is a picture of our pump last year.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Be prepared for the worst; expect the best.” ~My Husband
“Even though I walk
through the valley of darkness,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.” ~Psalm 23: 4
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