Farmers, councils and more recently, domestic garden owners, have all learnt that water is one of the planet’s most precious commodities. Harvesting rain water has become increasingly important as public water resources are becoming increasingly restricted.
Australian Pump Industries , also known as Aussie Pumps offer big stainless steel household pressure systems that can provide flows of up to 120 litres a minute and heads as high as 60 metres. That is almost 100 p.s.i. pressure.
Designed for large farms and stations, these big high pressure systems are ideal for irrigation in nurseries, horticulture or for use in large gardens. The Aussie Jetmax JM600 is designed around the jet pump principle enabling it to draught water from depths as low as 6 metres. That means it can suck water from bores, shallow wells, and even, when necessary, from dams or streams.
The pump is powered by a big single phase 2 HP electric motor. The motor is vermin proof, totally enclosed fan cooled and comes as standard with the stainless steel AISI 431 shaft. The integrated injector provides ideal performance characteristics and the Aussie smart switch, a press control style auto switch provides automatic flow on demand.
The Aussie smart switch was developed to protect the pump from dry running, and to automatically cut the pump out if the water supply runs out. It also has an integrated reset button and comes with a pressure gauge for easy pressure monitoring.
Australian Pump Industries claim that just connecting one of these pumps to a simple household water supply tank enables the effective harvesting of rain water. Australian Pump Industries and Aussie Pump Gold have distributors throughout Australia and the South Pacific.