EarthStraw is easily the world’s simplest and most versatile well hand pump kit. It was invented, engineered and is manufactured in the USA and is designed for rapid deployment.
This deep well hand pump may be installed temporarily or permanently…may be stored indefinitely…fits into almost any well without affecting the existing electrical equipment…and the list goes on! EarthStraw well hand pump kits are extremely durable, lightweight and portable. As a point of reference, the 150 foot system weighs about 25 lbs. (dry) so that it may easily be carried to the well and installed in minutes…all by one person. If you need to relocate, only a few minutes are needed to uninstall, drain and re-coil the well hand pump kit for storage or transport. The shipping and storage carton measures 36” x 36” and will fit into even the most compact car.
The EarthStraw "Code Red" deep well hand pump is only 7/8" outside diameter, and is flexible, allowing it to snake through small access points, and around obstacles in the well. Note: Color may vary. It will lift water up to 150 feet vertically, so as long as the foot-valve can reach the static water level in any well, EarthStraw can provide for your water needs.
The well pump system may be ordered in well hand pump kits (50 feet, 100 feet, 150 feet, etc.) or in custom lengths up to 170 feet long. The ideal system length is "actual well depth minus 10 feet". This locates the foot-valve 10 feet above the bottom of the well to keep the system from pumping bottom-silt. The further your foot-valve is submerged below the water line, the more available water "reservoir" you will have. Also, deeper water is typically more filtered and will likely be cleaner and less susceptible to surface contaminants.
If you are preparing for emergencies and are unsure of your well depth, or which well you will be pumping from, it is best to order a longer system and the EarthStraw Length Adjustment Kit (SKU: ESLA-001). This will allow you to quickly shorten the system if necessary to accommodate a shallower well. The system is not designed to be lengthened.
If you choose to leave it in your well, the pump handle is removable to discourage tampering. We also have black or camouflaged well pump covers available to make your deep well hand pump discreet.
The EarthStraw deep well hand pump is affordable and will work in almost any well anywhere (and there are 15 million residential wells out there!), even in colder climates. It has a built in weep so that the water can drop below the frost line after pumping.
Every home would be safer with an EarthStraw water well pump. It can produce as much water per minute as the average household faucet, and can be easily pumped by a child. One well hand pump kit can supply the water needs for several families.
Lead-times are longer on this series. So please order soon. You will be glad you did. There isn’t a better or lower cost way to ensure that you and your family have precious water when you need it!