A hydraulic ram pump is a device, which uses the energy of falling water to lift a lesser amount of water to a higher elevation than the source. There are only two moving parts, thus there is little to wear out. Hydraulic rams are relatively economical to purchase and install. One can be built with detailed plans and if properly installed, they will give many trouble-free years of service with no pumping costs. For these reasons, the hydraulic ram is an attractive solution where a large gravity flow exists. A ram should be considered when there is a source that can provide at least seven times more water than the ram is to pump and the water is, or can be made, free of trash and sand. There must be a site for the ram at least 0.5m below the water source and water must be needed at a level higher than the source.