Question

A pump will be used to convey water from a lake into a
pressurized storage tank for a secluded cabin vacation house. If
1000 gallons of water must be delivered in 10 minutes or less, will
a pump that adds 3 hp to the water be sufficient? Explain and
support your answer with calculations.

Assume 2 atm for the pressurized tank, and 20 ft difference in
elevation from lake to water surface level in pressurized
tank.

ANSWER: 3 HP pump will work.

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