Here is the situation - we are planning to sell our home in the city and move out of town and micro farm our new property - i.e. garden, chickens maybe a couple hogs and cattle. Our goal = get off grid (as much as possible as quickly as possible) Priority #1 is a reliable water supply. Q: the well does not have a submersible pump but a jet pump with high power consumption (1.5 hp 30 amp) will I have to get a new (4-6" O.D.) well drilled? I have seen really cool hand pump attachments that work alone if power goes out or can even be solar/wind powered... enough to maintain enough water pressure to reasonably function. LINKS -These units seem like a good, but costly way to go. Hand Water Pumps, Motorized (Great with Solar), by Simple Pump. Stainless Steel Deep Well Hand Pump @ Survival Unlmited .com - Pump from as deep as 300' Any thoughts?