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In 1853, Henry Burt purchased 3 acres of land containing several springs about 1/2 mile from the farm.  He installed a hydraulic ram to pump water to the farm.  The ram was the sole source of water for the family and the animals until the late 1950's when Robert had a well dug to supplement the water supply.  A ram still pumps water to the farm 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Principle of a Hydraulic Ram

Spring water is collected in a large tank which is located several feet higher (in our case 13 feet) and several feet away from the ram (in our case 75 feet).

How it Works

Pumping Night and Day