We do lose power here often because of big thunderstorms in the summer and ice storms in the winter. The worst problem is not having water. I can do without heat (have a wood stove). I can do without electricity (have camp stove and oil lights) but without water is a drag. Horses drink around 10 gallons a day. They deplete any stored water quickly.
The manual well pump helps me sleep at night. One less thing to worry about.
I installed it myself. If I can do it, anyone can do it. REALLY… I am just a 54 year old humble housewife. The tools are simple. The directions are clear.
Here is the trick I used.
I downloaded the video of how to install the pump. Then I took my laptop out to the well site. I laid out old white sheets on the ground and assembled everything I needed. As I played the video, I went step by step. It works great.
I was so proud of myself.
Now, I am saving up for the solar panel.