There’s nothing like drinking an ice-cold glass of water, but have you ever wondered how this sorcery just landed in your cup? Every home has a way to obtain water with a water source and it’s own electromechanical system. That water source is often a Lake Source System and within these systems lies a pump, usually a submersible pump system or a jet pump. So what is a Lake Source System and how does it fill your glass of water every day? Read below to find out! 

What You Need to Know About Lake Source Systems 

  • Questions to Consider: First, here are some questions to consider: Does your lakeside home have inadequate water pressure? Or is your home well above the lake? Do you need average or high pressure? Do you live on the lake year-round or are you only in the area for the summer months? All of these questions impact the type of plumping system you need. 

  • Jet Pumps: If your home is on even, level ground a Jet Pump might be the pump for you. Make sure your home isn’t too far or high up from the lake. These pumps usually are found above the well or near the house. Jet Pumps suck in the water with a suction like force, sending water through like a straw! 

  • Submersible Pump Systems: If your house is located far away and higher up, this is when you will need to use the Submersible Pump option. However, these pumps generally work for almost any lake-side location. Submersible Pumps help bring water to the surface with water pressure, saving a lot of energy. A submersible pump system is generally the most common type of pump on the market! 

If you need help installing or finding a water system right for your home, contact Hubbard Heating & Plumbing. Hubbard Heating & Plumbing can design and install a lake source water system that fits your needs. There is no “one-size-fits-all” installation. Hubbard Heating & Plumbing, Inc has designed many systems taking into account all the factors related to the individual system, and we can do the same for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our website at or give us a call at (607) 532-4739.