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Shallow Well Hand Pumps

Today, a water well hand pump can be as useful as it was before electric pumps were invented, especially when the power grid fails.  Water can be pumped to the surface under human power for cooking, cleaning, bathing, drinking and gardening.  The cost of manual water pumps depends on how […]

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UPDATE: This pump in northern California yields an incredible 2 gallons of water per stroke. Also, if needed for an emergency (like a fire), 54 – 56 gallons per minute can be pumped. We fitted the pump with a 6” diameter cylinder and 4” drop pipe, an unheard of application for a deep-well hand water pump.

Hand Water Pump Yields 2 Gallons of Water Per Stroke 2

We recently installed our first community Waterbuck Pump with exciting results. This pump for a northern California community yields an incredible 2 gallons of water per stroke.    Also, if needed for an emergency (like a fire), 54 – 56 gallons per minute can be pumped.   We fitted the pump with […]


True Community Hand Water Pump for California

This spring, Well WaterBoy Products will install a first-of-its-kind high-volume community hand water pump. Recently, a church in northern California contacted us for its congregation’s emergency water needs.  They chose the WaterBuck Pump because of its ability to pump volumes of water under human power. The church had an 8” well drilled specifically […]

Community hand water pump

Testing the Solar Pump Jack

We are adding another unique machine to our self-reliance products, a solar pump jack. It is still undergoing testing and we are very excited about it’s performance. We will be offering it soon with a WaterBuck Pump. See our short video of the solar pump jack in operation below. Look, no hands! […]


Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

Some customers asked us to make the pump an even better backup water supply system.  “Add a solar powered option with the WaterBuck Pump,” they said.  So we did, we put a motor on it. We are now testing the first solar powered pump jack for the WaterBuck. Stay tuned […]

Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

Using a WaterBoy Well Bucket

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase We encourage everyone with a drilled well to have a Waterboy Windlass and Well Bucket on hand for emergencies, even if they have solar power, wind generators or other alternative energy systems for retrieving water. Storms or other disasters can […]


Is a Solar Pump a Better Option than the WaterBuck Pump?

If, in general, you want to go off-grid to reduce your carbon footprint and electric bill, and don’t want to pump your water by hand or can’t, then a solar pump system is your best option. However, if you’re going off-grid to be prepared because of the uncertain days we […]


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WaterBuck Pump Performance Chart

Peak gallons per minute (GPM) provided in this table are approximate based on actual field tests of the WaterBuck Pump operated by one fit man completing 27 cycles at maximum static depth of each cylinder. Two operators increase GPM and one operator yields more cycles per minute at lesser static […]


Assess Your Long-Term Water Needs Now 2

Born and raised in the United States with clean, inexpensive running water everywhere I lived, I never imagined there would come a day of water crises. I realize now that eventually water will be more valuable than oil. This reality should prompt homeowners with water wells to invest in their […]

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New Well Bucket Slips Past Pitless Adapter, Inside 4″ Casing

We get many calls here for a well bucket that will slip inside a 4-inch casing with a pitless adapter or inside a 3-inch casing or liner. We have designed such a bucket, made with our same high-quality parts and handy thumb-lever release. The Super-Slim WaterBoy well bucket measures 46 inches in […]