STEM 09: Windmill and Water Pump


To make getting water a little easier on the farm, windmills could be hooked up to water well pumps. Rather than a person spending hours pumping the lever up and down to get water, the windmill could do the work instead. As the windmill blades spun, it would cause a vertical bar to move up and down. This bar could attach to the pump and act as the lever, providing a consistent stream of water into a barrel, trough, or other storage tank.