In a world where access to water is becoming increasingly uncertain, the need for water security has never been more critical. A water well, coupled with a Bison Pumps system, offers a powerful solution to achieving water security and self-reliance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of having a well and how owning a Bison Pumps system can contribute to a sustainable future. 

1. Uninterrupted Water Supply: One of the primary advantages of having a well is the constant access to water, even during periods of drought or water supply disruptions. Wells tap into underground aquifers, providing a dependable source of water that can be crucial in times of emergency. 

2. Cost Savings: A well can significantly reduce water bills and reliance on municipal water supplies. The initial investment in drilling a well and installing a Bison Pumps system is often outweighed by the long-term savings on utility bills. 

3. Water Quality Control: Municipal water treatment systems can sometimes fall short of ensuring water quality. Having your own well gives you greater control over the quality of the water you consume, eliminating concerns about contaminants often found in city water supplies. 

4. Environmental Sustainability: Utilizing well water reduces the strain on public water systems, which in turn conserves energy and reduces the need for water treatment processes. By reducing your carbon footprint, you contribute to a more sustainable environment. 

5. Self-Reliance: Owning a Bison Pumps system adds an extra layer of self-sufficiency to your water security strategy. Unlike electric pumps that are vulnerable to power outages, Bison Pumps are manually operated, ensuring access to water even when electricity is unavailable. 

6. Disaster Preparedness: Natural disasters and emergencies can disrupt water supply networks. With a Bison Pump System installed in your well, you’re better equipped to handle such situations without compromising on access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and sanitation. 

7. Agricultural Benefits: If you’re a homeowner with a garden or a small-scale farmer, a Bison Pumps system can also serve as an efficient tool for irrigation, reducing your reliance on external water sources for crop cultivation. 

8. Off-Grid Living: For those living off the grid, a well and a Bison Pumps system become indispensable. Bison Pumps offer a reliable access to your water source without needing to connect to centralized utilities, fostering a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle. 

9. Long-Term Investment: Installing a Bison Pumps system is an investment that can pay off for decades. Their durability and minimal maintenance requirements ensure a consistent water supply for years to come. 

10. Community Resilience: In remote or rural areas, well-equipped communities can create a resilient water supply network, lessening their dependence on distant water sources and infrastructure. 

In conclusion, the combination of a well and Bison Pumps presents a compelling path towards achieving water security, independence, and environmental responsibility. With access to a consistent and safe water source, you gain control over a vital resource that is essential for life itself. Investing in a Bison Pumps system isn’t just about practicality; it’s about safeguarding your future and contributing to a more sustainable and self-reliant world. 

Who knew hand pumps could be so complicated?! Here, we address some questions we get frequently. As always, you can speak with a knowledgeable sales representative by calling 1-800-339-2601.

Why can’t I use the Inline Pump System?

The Inline Pump is only for special well setups. Unless the casing is small (less than 6 inch diameter), the pumps can be installed side-by-side and function independent of each other.

Can I pump directly into my 200 gallon pressure tank?

YES! All Bison Pumps are pressure pumps, which means they are a closed system and can be used to pressurize a tank. Bison Pumps sells check valves and pressurizing kits for this purpose.

Can this pump handle freezing weather? Will I have to uninstall the pump during cold weather?

With the Deep Well model, you can prevent freezing and use outdoors year round. Prior to installing the last piece of pipe and rod, drill an 1/8″ weep hole in the pipe just below where the frost line is for your area. This will allow the water to seep back to that point, yet maintain the prime due to the check valve in the cylinder. Please note, you cannot do this with the Inline Pump.

Do I have to drill a hole in my well cap? If so, what size does the hole have to be? Where should the hole be in relation to the bump on the Well cap?

The well adapter on the Bison Pump head will replace the existing well cap. There is an opening for your wires to exit the top of the casing. We also offer Conduit Els to carry your wiring to your existing electrical connection if you need that. If the pipes from your electric pump exit the top of your casing, we have a well adapter for that configuration too.

What’s included in the total price?

Bison Pumps are designed for a lifetime of use and therefore come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects. They are constructed from high quality stainless steel including the lift rods. The pump head is a one piece design and all the parts are welded and hand polished. Bison Pumps are self-priming and don’t require any routine maintenance. And your quote covers everything needed to install your Bison Pump, including safety rope, installation paddle (to hold PVC) and rod retrieval tool.

Why is Static water level required just to provide a quote?

If your static water level is quite deep, we suggest checking that measurement, as it affects the size of cylinder we recommend as well as the amount of pipe that is needed.

The best way to check your static water level is to simply drop a weighted string into the well casing until you see or hear it splash the surface of the water. You could also use a weighted string with a float, so that you can feel the line go slack. Mark the string where it lays on top of the well casing. Then measure that distance.

While you have the cover off, measure the inside and outside diameter of the well casing. If you have a submersible pump, you should also check to see what will slide past the pitless adapter. You can do this with a length of 3”, 2”, 2 ½” or 1 ½” PVC pipe. This will help us determine the largest cylinder size possible for your application.

If any of these measurements are different than we thought, we can make adjustments to your quote.