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We're back to hand water pumps

Q. I plan to install a hand water pump instead of a submersible pump in Wickenburg, Ariz., since someday electrical service may not be available at all times. Can you give me a list of manufactureres of hand pumps? Karl L. Renike Los Angeles, Calif.

A. Your question on a hand water pump brings back nostalgic memories of my boyhood summers in Bristol, Ind. Grandmother had two hand water pumps, one at the kitchen sink from a cistern and the other outside above the well. When city water preempted those manual methods later on, Grandmother was glad.

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Now we are back full cycle and considering hand water pumps again.

Here are two hand-water-pump manufacturers:

* Depster Industries Inc. Beatrice, Neb. 68310

* NASCO West Farm & Ranch 1524 Princeton Avenue Modesto, Calif. 95352

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