No Electricity and No Stream; How Can I Move Water From Well?

I have raw land, in a State Park, which has no access to electricity or running water (stream or otherwise).  I am trying to build an aquaponics farm, however I don't have access to electricity for a well to deliver water to the system, or to the air pumps for aeration.  Any advise?  I need to know how to get water out of the well, and how to aerate the water for the fish and plants, without electricity.  I looked into Solar PV and wind turbines, and they are out of my budget.


Update *03/08/13*

Thank you all for the wonderful help and suggestions.  I am going to try several of these to determine the best fit.  Also, please keep the suggestions coming, I will continue testing methods, even after setup.

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Gunther454 years ago
Do you already have the piping done for the Well?

If so I would imagine running even a small pump that can fit down the piping would work. It wont be powerful or fast but once you got the tanks full it would only be to replenish evaporation. So you would need 175' pf power wire low voltage DC wire. A small submersible pump. I would personally do the splice in a small Enclosure with waterproof fittings. Weight the Pump as well. other than that you are usually only talking 12V DC so Solar or Wind depending on your area. Wind is better here but you are not requiring much for the pump but it will take a very long time to initially fill!
If solar is better for you all the better. ebay or DX has cheap solar panels as you are not really using this as a Tie to the grid item is should be a rather inexpensive project .
Where I live we are subjected to blackouts so often almost everyone has some form of a backup system.

Here are a couple Instructables I made for solar power that might interest you.
Kiteman4 years ago
Wind turbines can be built cheaply, and could be used to directly run a mechanical pump to bubble air through the water - imagine a crank pushing the handle of a bicycle pump in and out.
A friend of mine once connected a cooling fan from a car to a car alternator for a 12 volt wind turbine but I like your idea Kiteman skip electricity. Go wind driven air and water pump he could even drive it with a bicycle when there is no wind.
msilverstein1 (author)  Josehf Murchison4 years ago
I really like the idea of the car cooling fan. I am going to play around with that a bit, to determine reliability.
If you dont have a lot of wind go with a bigger fan blade.
Orngrimm4 years ago
A hydraulic ram needs no power apart from the waterflow itself.
Goodle "ram pump" or Youtube it. There are MANY cool builds out there. Some to pumpe water from the ruver to a cow-trough others to pump spring-water.

Also the efficiency is somehow defined by the lcorrelation lenght&diameter of the intake to the height of the output-hose (Pressure needed)
Also good ressource:
Neat pump but I don’t think it will be helpful to him. That pump works by the pump being below the source to drive the water higher than the source. He is above his water source a well.
If he could get below his water source where he could also drain off the waste water he might also use the water flow to run the air pump to aerate the water.
You are right.
my bad. I misunderstood "well" with "spring".
Swiss-German speaking here :)
I like the hydraulic pump and can see how useful it would be in places near where I live like the Pine River Vally.

He still may be able to use it if his land in on a good slope.
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