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Activity: "Our Water is Under a LOT of Pressure!"


Did the water from the bottom hole stream out farther than the water in the other holes? That is because water is REALLY heavy. We use that to our advantage. Our reservoirs are like the cup. The water in the bottom is under a lot of pressure from the weight of the water above it. That helps push the water downhill to your home, without using pumps.

Learn more about pumps:

Return to Water System Diagram
The History of Pumps Disclaimer
The Classic Squirt Gun (a simple pump explained) Disclaimer
The Motorized Water Gun (a little more complicated pump explained) Disclaimer


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