What Is the Wattage of a Well Pump?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 6:39:49 PM ET

A deep well pump typically uses 250 to 1,100 watts of power. A water pump is a device that is used to extract water from a well. The most common types of pumps are jet pumps and submersible pumps.

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Jet pumps are typically used for shallow wells. The pump transfers the water from the well using suction. An electric motor drives a centrifugal pump, which moves the drive water through a narrow jet mounted in the housing in front of the centrifugal pump. This type of pump uses water to draw water, so it must be primed with water before it works. Submersible pumps use a multistage centrifugal pump placed in a vertical position to push water to the surface, unlike jet pumps, which pull water up.