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