self-reliance


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 […]


DIY Sand Point Water Well in a Day

For anyone lucky enough to have a shallow water table without bedrock, a do-it-yourself driven well saves thousands of dollars compared to drilling a bored well. Under ideal conditions, a well can be driven in a few hours and fitted with a pitcher pump, creating an uncomplicated, inexpensive backup or […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


WaterBuck in Hobby Farms Magazine

Along with six other nifty inventions, the WaterBuck Pump was featured this month in Hobby Farms Magazine. You can find us on Page 60 of the January/February 2015 issue in the Farm Storehouse section, the one that showcases “New Products to Help and Inspire.” We’ve been fans of Hobby Farms […]

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Why Have A Well Bucket?

As if the threats of war, terrorism, economic collapse, natural and man-made catastrophes, plagues, solar flares and EMPs are not enough to consider, we now have a decline in fresh water — another critical thing to prepare for. As the national news continually warns us, water tables are dropping in many parts […]


WaterBuck Seeks Deep Well Application

Do you have a working windmill with a 600′ to 700′ static water level, or know someone who does?  Well WaterBoy Products developed a manual pump jack that operates downhole reciprocating pump systems made for large diameter windmills and now wants to prove its ability at that level. If you […]


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Dual Power Ability Coming to the WaterBuck Pump 2

Because of the proven efficiency and capacity of the WaterBuck Pump under human power, Well WaterBoy Products is now working with a solar pump company to fit the WaterBuck with a lower-watt solar drive motor. Combining solar power will make the WaterBuck the most unique, efficient primary and manual backup water supply […]