Part of Water

Farm water resources

Documents and fact sheets on various farm water topics.

Rural water quality information tool

Online tool to assess quality and suitability of raw water sources for privately owned and operated supplies.

Analysis and treatment

Dugouts and dams



Water systems

  • Choosing a water pump — different types of water pumps available and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Deep well jet pumps — process for pumping wells with a lift of 22 to 120 feet.
  • Frost-free yard hydrants — installed to provide water to various locations in the farmyard during all seasons of the year.
  • Pressure tanks — required in a farm water system to maintain pressure in the system when the pump is not in operation.
  • Pump houses — provides excellent protection from freezing and contamination for the farm water pressure system.
  • Shallow well jet pumps — practical for wells or reservoirs that require a total pumping lift of less than 5.5 m.
  • Submersible pumps — centrifugal pump, which is attached to an electric motor and operates while submerged in water.

Wells and springs