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Is there arsenic in your drinking water?

If you have a private well, get it tested!
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 2:37 PM

A good reminder that we need to be vigilant about the quality of our drinking water and have periodic checks of private water sources to ensure one's health and well being.

The article includes a nice interactive mapping feature to search for your location and get a baseline view of the issue. 


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A Simple Pump in a Bored Well

Another look at a simple pump installation
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:05 PM

One of the largest components of resiliency building is access to water.  For those with a well, a simple pump can be great investment to include in your overall plans for accessing water during a grid down situation or as a backup mechanical pump. Here is another sample with Engineer775 and a simple pump installation.

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DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump Made from Bike Parts

Inspiration for off-grid water pumping
Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:27 PM

An interesting concept to get inspired for low tech water pumping and building some water resiliency into your plans.


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Prepper Pump House

Off-grid retreat pump house
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 7:13 PM

A great example of establishing water resiliency with a well and simple pump setup.

From engineer775's YouTube Channel:

Here is a pump house/garden shed to protect the well plumbing and to house a manifold for an irrigation system and backup water supply. The retreat will be able to get water from the submersible pump on grid, generator off grid, simple pump manual handle or simple pump with 12v motor and Solar Charging batteries to run the motor and a 2500 gal. tank that is located 60 ft above the highest spigot so there can be a gravity fed water system for weeks at a time.