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The key to this system working is a stop (check) valve between water source and jet pump otherwise pump will lose pressure and restart and you do not want this.

Several barrels can be used connected by a manifold (single pipe connected to the pipes leading from the barrels) that connects to the pump.

The pipe leading to the well can be cut and a shut off valve inserted along with a t-connector. Attach another shut off valve to the pipe leading to the barrel and connect this to the t-connector. To switch from well to barrel and back again use the shut off valves. Turn the valve off to the source you do not wish to use and turn the shut off valve on to the source you do wish to use.

Many communities have free sources of water. Fill drum up as needed. Even if you are required to purchase water it is far better to pour it into a drum than down a well where it leaks away.