Your Little Giant pump is designed for general, commercial and industrial applications. It is designed for water, but is not submersible. It can be used to transfer liquids, and to empty or fill tanks, sinks or bowls. The pump can be used to pump bilge water, but the pump must not be located in the bilge area. It is self-priming to 7 ft. if the impeller is initially wet (primed). A carrying handle is included. NOTE: Unit is NOT RECOMMENDED for use with soap detergents, gasoline, waste oil, fuel oil, flammable, explosive or combustible liquids or other fluids not compatible with pump component materials. Do not use unit in enclosed areas. Intermittent duty only (15 minutes per hour).