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My situation (Low pressure pumping water uphill)
  • Water: slightly dirty/silty water
  • Water Source: Stream/river
  • Uphill distance: 240m = 787 ft
  • Head distance: 42m = 137ft
  • Water use: storage and Irrigation
A submersible water pump is not an option because of security reasons.
  • Water pump tried: Electric Plurijetm 4/130x
  • Results with pump: Great when new, but after 4-5 months, low pressure (I think it is because of silty water; not sure)
  • Fixes attempted: Changing the filter at the suction pump (some improvements noted, but then back to low pressure), checking for leaks in the delivery pipe that was chosen with a diameter big enough to reduce friction (no leaks found). Could it be that the dirty water already damaged the pump?
As I troubleshoot the problem, are there any recommendations for a pump that can handle silty or slightly dirty water with the head mentioned above and the distance uphill?
 

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check the impeller and pump housing they can wear in dirty water as it is abrasive.
so how many gpm do you need?
and the inside diameter of the pipe going up the hill.

so does this need to be on a trailer for day time running only?

you could buld a secure pump house made out of concrete block with locking steel door.
 
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