Water Pumps: Uses and Benefits

Relocating liquid material is a complex task when compared to moving solid material. Without water pumps, many projects -both professional and personal- could not be executed successfully and efficiently. Water pumps play a crucial role in many operations. They are an extremely versatile tool that can be used for various functions. 

Choosing the right water pump depends on what type of job you have at hand, and what specific features you are looking for. 

These are the most common ways in which water pumps are used: 

Flooding Fields 

One of the most popular recreational uses for a water pump involves flooding fields for duck hunting. Flooding a field is one of the most productive ways to create a hotspot for ducks. During duck hunting season, hunters commonly run into frustrations when there are open, dry fields that ducks fly over. Fortunately, this missed opportunity can be transformed into a successful hunt with the help of water pumps. 


In many areas around the country, rainy weather can create a significant impact on job sites. In addition to pushing out large amounts of liquid, water pumps can also be used to remove water from an area. This is especially important at construction job sites that have been flooded from rain. Without proper preparation, severe weather and flood-prone areas can postpone progress and create safety hazards. Water pumps help protect job sites by quickly removing water, helping your crew get back to work faster. 

Draining Water 

Another way in which pumps remove water is by draining a pool. If you are a homeowner with a pool, you understand the importance of keeping the water clean and safe for your household. Every few years or so, it’s recommended to drain your pool and replace it with fresh, clean water. Sometimes, pools need to be drained for construction purposes. But because pools have vast amounts of water in them, it is impossible to drain without the help of a water pump. These pumps come in different horsepower engines and hose lengths to accommodate the needs of the pool. 


Transferring Water 

Water pumps can also be used to transfer water out of an area and into another desired area. This is necessary for multiple situations, whether you need to transport water into a tank or clean up water from your basement or yard.  Transferring water can be a daunting task, but pumps will save you headaches and help get the job done effectively. 


Dredging is done when sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbors, and other bodies of water need to be removed. Because of the natural process of sedimentation, dredging is a necessary and common task to help create safe passages for boats and ships. Dredging is also done to remove contaminants from the water, keeping wildlife and people safe. Water pumps make this project possible by creating a vacuum-like suction to remove materials. 


Water pumps play a fundamental role in agriculture. They allow water to reach fields and crops for irrigation in the most effective way possible. Using a water pump provides flexibility with irrigation when it comes to field size and the types of crops planted. It also helps conserve water more efficiently than sprinklers, providing the best watering results for your crops. 




An additional way in which you can benefit from water pump use recreationally is for gold mining. Pumps help move or suck up water up or down a stream, revealing gravel and gold at the source. Also known as hydraulic mining, using a water pump to mine will help dislodge rock material and other sediments to access gold conveniently. 

At Tomahawk, we have different types of pumps to cater to your needs, our 6.5 HP 3 in. Portable Utility Gas Powered Water Pump and 6.5 HP 2 in. Portable Utility Gas Powered Water Pump provides the power and efficiency needed to complete your specific project. Each of our water pumps is powered by dependable Tomahawk engines, designed for the toughest job sites and high volume applications. With excellent handling and a quick clean port, these pumps are portable and heavy-duty, featuring deeper impeller vanes and larger discharge openings. 



Centrifugal Pumps - A type of water pump that moves water by the transfer of rotational energy from one or more driven rotors, called impellers.

Submersible Pumps - Pumps designed to be submerged in the liquid they are to pump, suitable for deep water applications like wells.

Positive Displacement Pumps - These pumps move water by trapping a fixed amount and forcing (displacing) that trapped volume into the discharge pipe.

Irrigation Systems - Techniques used in the distribution of water to support agriculture in areas of insufficient rainfall.

Flood Recovery - The process of removing water and restoring areas affected by floods to their original condition.

Silt - Fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment.

Aquaculture - The farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms.

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