Preparedness: Have an Assured Water Supply
Hand-operated, Motorized, Solar Capability --- in The Same Pump!
After oxygen, the second most important substance you need for life is water. If you have your own well, you'll likely want a simple, ultra-reliable pump that doesn't rely on the grid.
Simple Pump can be your hand-operated back-up - right alongside the submersible, in the same 4” or 6” well. Or it can be your primary pump - hand or motorized, in just an economical 2” well.
It's so easy to use, a child can pump up to 5 gallons per minute. So durable, it has a 50-year plus lifespan. In fact, the pump is so reliable, hundreds of them are running 24/7/365 in industrial applications, moving contaminated water - with very little downtime.
And (there’s no other pump that offers this feature) you can have a hand pump now and upgrade, literally in minutes, to motorized, even years in the future. Computer controlled machining assures precise fit between any pump and any motor at any time. Low power draw and high efficiency make the Simple Pump ideal for running on solar.
Shallow or deep well, to 350’ static water level (More info). Even a novice can install in less than 2 hours. And in just 5 minutes, you can remove the lever arm and related linkage so the pump stands only 5" above the ground -- very unobtrusive.
It’s easy to install, operate, maintain, and use.
How Important Is It to Be Prepared?
"PREPAREDNESS" covers an enormous range of ideas, for an enormous range of possible problems. At least, especially if you live in a rural area, it's likely that you experience brownouts or blackouts every winter. At the other end of the spectrum, we have disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes, both of which have become more severe.
Talking about "Preparedness" is now completely mainstream. (See FEMA's introductory page to their Preparedness section and their "Are You Ready?" page.) This increased awareness means that we see more interest from those who do not necessarily assume that the risks are high. Nailing down as much objective evidence as possible is increasingly important. This PREPAREDNESS section is our start at doing just that.
"GRID GETS LESS RELIABLE" reports what we found when we set out to see if power distribution over the U.S. and Canada is becoming less reliable. Looking only at preventable failures -- that is, not due to natural disasters -- we found amazing agreement. The grid has become less reliable over the last 15 years. And, while there is much more attention focused on the problem, a number of issues must be tackled, so reversing this trend will take some time. more details....
"Things Are Changing" describes a fundamental change in how hydrologists' think about water supplies. Until recently, the planning assumption used for water projects was that rainfall in the last 50 years could be used as a good predictor of future rainfall. This no longer true. more details...
"EMP - Electromagnetic Pulse" explains that a number of different events, including lightning, can disable any electrical device. Those without printed circuit boards, including Simple Pump's 105ME/GM Motor Assembly, are more resilient in the face of this risk. more details...
"Reliability Is Everything" offers a great example illustrating the critical importance of reliable access to water. more details...