Water Source: Suitable and constant water source should be available for whole year at the site of LIS. Water can be made available through Dams, K.T. Weir, River canal etc.
Lifting Medium: To lift water to the desired location, lifting medium i.e. pumps are required. Depending upon the Duty point head, discharge the different types of pumps are selected.
Conveying Medium: Rising main may be of steel, concrete or any other suitable material.