alt12 wrote:Does anyone have electric pump set-up for pumping water out of 55gallon drums for drinking. We have a dozen 55 gallon drums and have been using the time-tested "water pitcher method" to manually remove water from the drums to fill our drinking containers. Has worked fine in my opinon but there is interest in the camp in getting automated pump for this. The legitimate 55gallon water pumps (the kind that screw in to to the opening the drum top) are several hundred dollars.
I was considering just getting a submersible pump that runs off 120V but am wondering what other people do and whether these kinds of submersible water pumps are safe for drinking water. People are using them for dirty water, irrigation, water fountains, etc. I haven't seen anyone using for potable water.
Any thoughts here? What do other use for their 55gallon drums aside from a manual pump?
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