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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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Community hand water pump

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 […]


Hand Pumps and WaterBuck in Capper’s Farmer

Well WaterBoy Products and the WaterBuck Pump are in the Summer 2015 issue of Capper’s Farmer magazine that hit newsstands today. It’s an honor to be featured in a publication that for more than 100 years has been giving practical advice for the homestead life. Besides the DIY plans for garden […]

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Decline In Fresh Water

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 […]


Busy WaterBuck Weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair

Darren and Reba are having an exciting time at the Topeka Mother Earth News Fair weekend, which goes on until 5 p.m. today, by the way. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood, or Kansas, or the Midwest. The Fair is being held at the Kansas Expocentre in downtown Topeka. They […]

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The Modern Manual Water Well Pump Jack 2

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas A. Edison When I first set out to design and build a much better hand pump than any currently known, I had no idea what the outcome would […]

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