I live in a suburban area, outside Tacoma, WA. We are not connected to the local water system, but rely on a well, with the usual electric submersible pump and pressure tank arrangement. The well is about 110 feet deep, with static water at about 80 feet. There have been no problems with the recharge rate, even in the driest of summers.
However, during the winters, when high winds are an occasional (and seemingly increasing) problem, tree branches, and sometimes entire trees, fall on distribution lines and either short them across phases, or take them down entirely. In the aftermath of a bad storm, this has meant up to 36 hours without power. And in the future, it could mean longer.
I wanted to have some means of drawing water from my well without electricity. I have a generator, but what if there was a really extended outage? I selected your pump as a precaution against this possibility, which I regard as real, given the progressive deterioration of infrastructure taking place in the U.S.
I’m really impressed with the Simple Pump. It’s simple, elegant, and works exactly as it’s supposed to, every time I test it. It was a breeze to install, right next to the submersible riser in a 6 inch casing. I could have done the installation myself, but hired a well man to work with me just to be on the safe side. I’ve rigged it with the check valve arrangement which permits me to pressurize the tank and get water into the piping system.
I have some property in New Mexico, which has on it a 230 foot well. There’s no electricity on the site. Right now there’s a Grundfos pump in the well, which I can run with a generator or solar panel. There’s a 500 gallon tank piped up to it.
In sum, I love your pumps, think your company is exemplary and would love to do business with you in the future. Fact is, if I lived in your area, I’d probably be begging you for a job. Keep up the good work!