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RPS 1.5HP 18RPS15, Up to 250ft Head, 18 to 29GPM, Deep Well Submersible Pump End + 1.5HP 220V Motor + Starter Box

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Current price $1,060.99

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18RPS series pumps are designed for low flow applications of 29 GPM or under. They can be self-installed or placed using a local installer. At 150 feet of head the 18RPS15 will pump 26 GPM! 

This RPS pump uses a hearty 3 Wire Single Phase 1.5HP Motor and 3.85″ diameter pump end. The Outlet includes a built in check valve, most people add on an additional external check valve as well. The most efficient brushless motors mean no replacement of carbon brushes and years of smooth, reliable performance. Impellers are made of a composite material resistant to abrasion and chemical damage. Encapsulated winding for superior short protection. The entire body is made of corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel, and compliant to all drinking water standards. Includes a starter box matched to the pump HP with starting capacitor.

✅  NSF Drinking Water and UL Compliant 

Total Head Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
No head 29
25 feet 29
50 feet  29
100 feet  29
125 feet 28
150 feet 26
200 feet 23
250 feet 18
Above 100 feet  Size Up for Optimal Performance


Using a pressure tank or pressure system? You'll need to add the depth of your well with the PSI in feet of head to get your "Total Head" number for sizing. 

10 PSI = 23 feet of head 

20 PSI = 46 feet of head 

30 PSI = 70 feet of head 

40 PSI = 90 feet of head 

50 PSI = 115 feet of head 

60 PSI = 140 feet of head

Example: 50 foot (well depth) + 90 feet of head (from a 40 PSI pressure tank) = 140 feet of total head. If your total head number exceeds this pumps ability range, size up to get a similar flow with higher head ability! 

Need more water? Check out the other 18RPS Series Models! 

  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Centrifugal Pump End
  • 1.25" FNPT outlet
  • Length 26.96
  • Weight 36.5
  • Stages 11
  • 3.86" Diameter, made to fit in well casing 4 inches wide and larger
  • RPS Water Pumps Spec Sheet + Pump Curves
What's Included
  • Stainless Steel Pump End
  • Stainless Steel Motor End ((w/ 6ft of wire pigtail)
  • Pump-Safe Starter Box
  • Splice Kit for Pump Cable
  • RPS Water Pumps Manual
Shipping, Returns and Warranty

Ultra Fast Shipping

We know how crucial getting water to your property is - that's why we offer FREE SHIPPING with every order over $100, which should arrive to your doorstep within 3-5 business days anywhere in the contiguous USA.

2-Year System Warranty:

Rural Power Systems Inc. (RPS Water Pumps) warrants to the owner for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase (“Warranty Period”) such RPS Products will be free from material defects in material and workmanship. During the Warranty Period, RPS Water Pumps will repair or replace any defective part(s) at no cost to the owner. Learn More.

What does our Water Assurance Guarantee mean?

We offer a money back guarantee that our pump systems will provide you water when sized by one of our engineers to your well, desired setup and final total dynamic pumping head. We do require static water levels, drawdown and pressure requirements are accurately estimated during the sizing process, that installation follows the instructions of the RPS User Manual, and that you give RPS engineers a chance to troubleshoot any issues.


Customer shall inspect the RPS Product within 30 days of receipt and will be deemed to have accepted the RPS Product unless you notify RPS Water Pumps of your intent to return the product. You may return the RPS Products purchased, for any reason, for a full refund up to thirty (30) days after the date of purchase. The RPS Products must be unused, in new condition, and you must pay the return shipping or return to product to RPS Water Pumps in person. For your convenience, we are happy to email printable shipping labels and deduct the cost (often a discounted rate vs. retail store rate) from your refund amount.

After 30 days and up to sixty (60) days after purchase, a full refund is not available, but transferrable store credit is available for returned products. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns past 60 days and are unable to offer refunds, however, your product warranty is transferable in event the system is sold during the Warranty Period.

As a condition of this return policy, you agree to give us the opportunity to troubleshoot the issue(s) with the RPS Product to work out any issues prior to return.

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Take a Closer Look...

40RPS50 5HP

100% Stainless Steel

40RPS50 5HP

100% Stainless Steel

40RPS50 5HP

100% Stainless Steel

RPS Laser Welded Construction

No Cheap Plastic Parts

Other pump companies use a mix of plastic and sub-par metal parts to construct their pumps, often those parts crack or break within a few months. RPS only uses anti-rust stainless steel.

Water Tight Motor Housing

Laser welding the top and bottom of the motor housing results in a superior watertight seal that protects your pump. No leaks!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yup! Over 90% of our customers install their pumps themselves without a hitch. The other 10% use a well installer, mostly because their well is too deep to do the job by hand (over 400 feet). This is a testament to the rural do-it-yourself attitude, but also our company’s commitment to making our systems easier and easier to install year after year. With a detailed all-color User Manual walking you through planning and installation step-by-step and dedicated engineers by the phones to answer questions as they come. BONUS installing yourself will never void your warranty with RPS

RPS motors use 100% Stainless Steel laser welded housing. All of our 220V motors are 3 wire Capacitor Start Capacitor Run, which is the best investment on the pump market for longevity.

We started development of our first pumps in 2012 with our sister company RPS Solar Pumps, and after much testing and refinement, we launched our first pump for purchase in 2014. With all our pumps still in the field, and eight major winter upgrades from our engineering team, we are confident we have the highest quality pump that you can install yourself on the market, and the only comprehensive kit designed to make it easy. We believe our customers’s actions speak more loudly, with the majority of sales this past year coming from happy returning customers and their referrals.

Yes. As long as everything is in good condition. The most common replacement item is worn out pump wire that's been nicked or damaged from the previous decades in the well. Check the outlet size of the RPS pump you plan on using (most are 1.25"), all of use female NPT pipe threads, so you just need the correct fittings to adjust to your existing pipe size.

Yup, you'll need a float switch, which will be placed inside the storage tank and float up and down with the water level.

Our Pledges to You

  1. Be a company our Grandfathers would have trusted. The trend of ‘outsourcing’ customer support after the sale is a trend we wholeheartedly oppose. We are an American, family run company and our USA engineers support you before and after the sale.
  2. No sales pressure. Ever. Nobody in the company is paid on commission. We think this is important. Their role is to make sure they find the right pump for you and your well. If we don’t have a livestock solar pump that will suit your needs, we will help you find a solution elsewhere. Our job is to help get you water.
  3. Reliable Water. All manufactured products have occasional issues and we can’t claim to be perfect. However, we are proud of a near perfect track record in getting our customers water. This starts with selling a pump sized for your usage with our Water Assurance Plan and promptly addressing warranty issues to get you up and pumping again quickly.
  4. Give you the power! When you control your ability to pump water out of the ground, whether that is in the field or at home, it makes you more resilient and independent. We are here to help educate you about solar water pumping for livestock and our systems over the phone, with our manual - so you can install yourself. Take control of your water supply today.
  5. Fight for the American rancher. RPS is a David & Goliath story of a small American company fighting against a big European pump corporation that cares more about profits then the longevity of their pumps and the sky-high price for ranchers. Thanks to all our customers for the support of small business vs. foreign corporations trying to profit off some of the hardest working people in our great nation.

-The RPS Team

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Taylor Hostetler (Cleveland, US)
3/4 hp 18gpm pump amd motor.

Fast delivery. Great customer service. Quality parts. Looks to be a usa rps pump but motor looks to be outsourced. Could ve wrong. Much much nicer quality then cheap store bought pump. Will definitely use them again if i need to do so

Ricky Dye (Charleston, US)
1/2 hp replace

Replaced my 40 year old Dayton with an RPS model after referral from another customer. Best move I could have made. Easy install, great construction on the pump, and trouble free thus far. Could not be happier.

The check valve seems to leak a little.

It pumps all right but seems to leak slowly back through the check valve .

Jeff F (Copper Center, US)
Well pump install

The pump showed up in alaska with all the right fittings etc works awesome in our hard water location

Vito Adragna (Gilroy, US)
3hp 35rps30

Worked as described, with great customer service. Will buy again in the future.

mark landa (Midlothian, US)
Great, so far !

I am east coast but could not find this motor anywhere around here at a decent price. Found these guys and ordered, product arrived in 6 business days and seemed to be a good quality built unit. We installed and unit is running as should. Now I just hope it will hold up for many years. I like the 3 wire system as from what I heard they are supposed to last much longer.

Elpidio Gonzalez (Helotes, US)
Very good product

I just installed yesterday and it works great

Fernando Montoya (Phoenix, US)

Very satisfied

Wendy Davis (Sacramento, US)

I am so very pleased! Best everything! Service, advise, price, quality of product! It's never been so good here on the property 😄

Miguel Resendilz (Marietta, US)
Good pump

Comfortable with the water pressure