Jet pumps are an above ground (non-submersible) pump commonly used to draw water from a well through a suction pipe in order to provide potable water or water pressure in residential applications. It can also be used to move water long distances, such as from rivers, lakes or streams to a holding tank across a field.
Jet pumps generally deliver water and water pressure to a household or small sprinkler system. They can circulate water in loop systems and are available in different Horsepower (HP) options to suit your individual application.
Jet pumps are powered by an electric motor that drives a centrifugal impeller. The impeller moves water, called drive water, from the well through a nozzle, or jet, which increases the speed of the water. As water leaves the jet, a partial vacuum is created which sucks additional water up from the well. Directly behind the jet is a venturi valve that increases in diameter and helps slow down the water and increase the pressure. This increased pressure allows the pump to move water at a higher PSI into the plumbing system.
Whether your application is for a shallow or deep well, we have what you need. We can help you choose a stock jet pump, or our in-house engineering staff can provide design expertise to create the best packaged system for your unique needs.
Having worked in this industry since 1991, I have helped size a pump for just about every water application in need of one. From well drilling and water systems, to wastewater and agriculture, I enjoy getting out in the field to visit with customers, help design systems, and produce solutions. Working with Mitchell’s means you are part of a team, a family, and our customers are part of that.