# Does this violate the Law of conservation of energy?

DLindahl
If I were to pump water from my well (at my house) into the pressure tank that we have, it would require a certain amount of work. If I then turned on my faucet and had a small turbine generating an electric current, would that electric current (which I realize would be small, this is more for myself to understand the concept) just be required then when the pressure tank is re-pressurized...does that make sense?

Basically, if I generate a current from the tap, does that current then get negated by an extra amount needed to re-pressurize the tank?

## Answers and Replies

salzrah
1. Re-Read what you write before you post, that makes no sense.
2. What is violating the law?

The fact that everything in your question relates to mechanical activities I can say without understanding your description-- nothing violates the Law of Conservation of Energy (to answer your "subject" question).

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