R&D Project:

Offsite Water Systems


Status: Completed

Project Timeline: January 2000 – December 2003


  1. Evaluate 3 winter water systems: Kelln solar pump, Frost Free nose pumps & CAP remote winter system.
  2. Continued demonstrations of livestock watering systems featuring geogrid, sling pump, windmills, portable solar watering and nose pumps.
  3. Share information from offsite water systems in newsletters, Forage Facts, field days and workshops.


  • Geogrid demo at Horst David’s place.
  • Nose pumps demo with Glenn Hogberg.
  • Solar pump system with Fred Burres.
  • Kelln Solar Water System evaluated at Bill Wilson’s.
  • Installed & evaluated Frostfree Nose Pumps at John Kendrew’s and John Giesbrecht’s places.
  • Evaluated CAP winter system with Glenn Hogberg.
  • PRFA of BCprovided writeup & evaluation.
  • Initially PFRA (AAFC) provided equipment & administration.
  • 6 Forage Facts published.
  • Jointly organized tour with Ducks Unlimited to tour water systems in the south Peace (see detailed agenda pdf file below).
  • Program was advertised through Forage First and on website.

Project Cooperators

  • Horst David
    Tomslake, BC
  • Glenn Hogberg
    Progress, BC
  • Fred Burres
    Farmington, BC
  • Bill Wilson/ NLC Farm
    Dawson Creek, BC
  • John Kendrew
    Pouce Coupe, BC
  • John Giesbrecht
    Prespatou, BC
  • Rice Ponds
    Groundbirch, BC
  • Jakob Rempel
    Groundbirch, BC
  • Double M Ranch
    Bessborough, BC
  • Bill & Chris Oakford
    Tomslake, BC
  • Ducks Unlimited
    Swan Lake, Peace River D, BC

Project Contacts

  • Bill Wilson
  • John Kendrew

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Funding & Industry Partners