Have you ever had a day where you view everyone else as dogs and you are the fire hydrant?
Head Loss (pressure loss due to elevation change) is going to be a bit of 6 psi. (0.433 psi per foot). That's a lot to expect to overcome. Unless you have a really fast moving river (you will be converting velocity pressure to overcome the head loss and the friction in the pipe, fittings, filter, etc.), this sounds like a no-go project. I could be wrong, it's just a gut feeling.
Surge protectors help protect electrical equipment.