Posted by The Survival Center on July 07, 2016
Being water self-sufficient is a great feeling. If you are a property owner and have a well, where you get your
water from, you are pretty much one step ahead in self sufficiency.
When the water stops flowing in the city, due to ruptured pipes
during an earthquake, Power outages or other disasters, a whole bunch of
people could be affected all at the same time and city folk won't be
able to do much about it themselves.
When the power is out on your property you have many options to continue getting the water you need if you plan ahead.
If it is just a power outage, you may be able to run the well pump with a strong enough generator or solar panel, with battery and inverter system. If you have these handy ahead of time, that is.
Since Fuel Preservers are available, it is easy to store Gasoline or Diesel for those times.
If your electric well pump breaks and you are not able to get a new one for whatever reason, there are two options for a back up.
1. A Hand Well pump- yes all you need to do once it is installed is push the lever up and down and collect the well water in a bucket or other container.
These can now be installed in up to 300 feet deep wells and they usually fit beside your already existing pipes, unless your well casing is really small.
2. If you don't have a Hand Well pump, the other option is to get a Well bucket.
All that is needed to be supplied by you is a strong and long enough rope to lower the well bucket into the well shaft. When the well bucket hits the water, the bottom valve will open and allow water to fill the bucket. Once full, You simply pull it back up with the rope. Then empty the contents into a bucket or container and repeat the process as often as needed.
It is also a good idea to store water in barrels
or other containers,
in case the Well gets destroyed in an Earthquake. This way you will have at least some water on hand no matter what happens.
If you have gutters on your house or sheds, you can reroute the water into rain barrels and collect precious water that way.
Now all you need is a good water filter to make it safe to drink and you are good to go.
Water is a necessity. You need at least 1 gallon per person a day for drinking and minor washing. Better yet, is to have 5 gallons per person per day. Taking care of your water needs, is a priority.
You'll be so Happy you Prepared!
Enjoy The Summer!
The Survival Center Farm and Prepper Team
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