In Nigeria the norm for water is to pump water from your well into a holding tank and gravity feed it into your house. The more complicated systems use multiple pumps /tanks and a pressure pump to get water into the house.
This creates it’s unique challenge and solution. The water inside your well is as clean as can be. You expend energy to remove it from the ground and store it in a tank and then use a pressure pump to send it into the house. The energy used can be as much as 3 kw. Each pump is between 1 and 1.5 hp. The other problem that you encounter is algae that grows inside your storage tanks. I am sure you remember washing your tanks every 3 to 6 months and the dirt that comes out of it plus the hassle and pain involved.
The reasons people use gravity to create pressure is because of the poor power situation in Nigeria. This is no longer a valid excuse.
A different approach to well water.
Using a smaller well pump (sumo) 1/8 to 1/4 hp, water is fed into a pressure tank. The water in the tank is put under pressure and when a faucet is opened the pressure from the diagram in the tank sends water to your faucet. When the water in the tank falls below a preset threshold the pressure switch in front of the pressure tank turns your well pump on. You only use water that you need. The tanks can hold as little as 20 gallons to over 200 gallons depending on your needs and design specs. Fresh water from the well delivered in real time 24/7.
How does it work?
The picture and the video shows you how this simple and energy efficient system works.
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Clean and tasty water straight from your well.
In Sussex County NJ where I live most of my neighbors have wells and the water that comes from their well is better than the water that comes from the municipality. They enjoy clean water with no need for surface tanks or expensive filtration systems. The pressure tank is the size of a cooking gas cylinder and provides them with clean water and good pressure that is better than what you get from your gravity tanks. You can take a shower and feel that water beat you, instead of the water lazily falling on you.
Our client will be doing this in Port Harcout next month and we will take pictures for you.