If you live in an old home or constantly deal with your basement flooding during a storm, a sump pump may be a good option to keep your basement clean and dry. Sump pumps consists of a basin in the ground “the sump” and with “the pump”, which pushes the water collected in the basin outside through a series of valves and pipes.
Traditionally, sump pumps are either powered by electricity or water. Electrically powered sump pumps are more convenient and typically can clear water faster. However, water powered sump pumps are favored by many homeowners because they can work during power outages. If you are using an electrical sump pump and the power goes out during a flood or storm, you could risk water damage in your home. Below we have reviewed the top 5 water powered sump pumps currently available on the market. Our team vetted these sump pumps by measuring their GPM (gallons per minute), price, and overall quality. Additionally, we made sure to test reputable high quality brands including Liberty, Zoeller, and K2. Our top overall pick is the Liberty sump pump. This sump pump can process over 1,000 gallons of water per hour and only weighs 5 pounds. If you are looking for a more affordable option check out the K2 water pump. It does not pump water as quickly, but still runs great without electricity and can be purchased for a little over $100