Articles for date → May 2017

Congress Considering Reforms to Safe Drinking Water Act

 

The National Groundwater Association recently reported on testimony heard by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. The testimony involved possible reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act. While many players were allowed the opportunity to present their perspective on the issue, all agreed that an increased budget of the state revolving funds is highly needed.

Rural communities, who often rely on groundwater for their drinking water, specifically outlined the difficulties in obtaining funding, getting technical assistance and treatment contamination. Usually it is more cost effective for rural communities to use groundwater than to have city water lines ran out to their community. However, the cost of drilling a well can be significant. Testing and maintaining the quality of the water is the responsibility of the individual using the well. Further, if there is a loss of electricity, there is also a loss of pressurized water. An essential component to each well, then, is a Bison Hand Pump.

The Bison Pump is hand operated and can be installed alongside or in-line with an electric submersible pump. That way, if the power goes out, you can easily switch to hand power. The Bison Pump can be used to pump water uphill or pressurize a tank. For rural communities with unreliable electricity, the Bison Hand Pump is a must-have!

For these reasons and others, the National Groundwater Association is focused on the drinking water requirements of rural communities. Bison Pumps especially supported this by attending the 2017 Groundwater Fly-In hosted by the NGWA in March. Arkansas Senator and groundwater advocate Sen. John Boozman re-affirmed his support of the NGWA and the Safe Drinking Water Act. We especially grateful for his continued support and influence.

 

 

To watch a video of the hearing, click here: https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/hr-drinking-water-system-improvement-act-and-related-issues-funding

Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management, and Compliance Assistance under the Safe Drinking Water Act
Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management, and Compliance Assistance under the Safe Drinking Water Act

Bison Hand Water Pumps Client Query

We received a Query from a client :

I believe your down pipes are glued together. If so, how do you pull the pump? Do you have to cut them apart as they are pulled up?
The ID of my casing is 6.375 inches. Will I be able to pull the submersible with hand pump in place?
Thanks!

Our sales Team Replied:

Good Morning,

Thank you for your continued interest in Bison Hand Water Pump. Our pipe/rods are screwed together, not glued. We have installation videos on YouTube that you might find helpful.

You will need to remove the hand pump whenever you need to pull the submersible pump.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me at 1-800-339-2601 .

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