Bicycle-Driven Water Pump Group 3

Publication Date

Fall 12-8-2014

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

According to a recent study conducted by the NOAA, water shortages are becoming a growing trend and will affect nearly 36 states in the next 5 years. As a result, people are starting to collect excess rainwater and gently used water in large rain collection barrels. In an effort to reuse water, our customer requested a bicycle-powered device to pump water from their rain collection barrel to their garden approximately 50 yards away. This device must be a one-person operation and work without electricity. By reusing water and storing them in collection barrels, the user can save up to $8.00 a month and up to 55 gallons of water at a time. Our design will also allow our customer to empty a full barrel in 15 minutes and move the water up to a height of 15 feet.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)

This document is currently not available here.