Sunday, January 31, 2016

Common Water Well Problems That Could Be Affecting Your Well

If you have dug and built your own water well in your property, you may encounter a few problems now and then. Most of these problems are usually due to equipment failure, aquifer depletion and improper construction among other factors. Being able to correctly identify the problem can lead to a quick solution instead of abandoning the well like most people often do. The following are some of the common problems that you may find.

Pump power connection
Have you ever been at your wits end trying to figure out why an appliance is not working only to realize that it is not plugged in? Sometimes the main reason why the pump is not working and there is no water coming out of your taps is because of lack of power running to the water pump. Checking the pumps power connection is the first step in the troubleshooting process.

Drop in the water level
Sometimes, prolonged dry weather can cause a drop in the wells water level. Some of the signs of doubt include murky, muddy or a change in the taste of water from your well. You may also notice your faucets sputtering and spitting instead of running like normal. In such cases, you may need to change the pump position or wait until the water level goes back to normal.

Water pump in the wrong spot
If the water pump cannot reach the right depth inside the well, it will not be able to reliably deliver water to your faucets. The pump should be installed deep enough to ensure that in case the water level drops, it will still be able to draw water from the well. So when the water is below the depth that the pump reaches, the pump will be drawing air instead of water. You need a technician to adjust the pump level.

Your pump is too small
Another reason why you are not getting enough water from your faucets is a small pump capacity with too many outlets. If you are using water for irrigation and other activities that demand a large output, you will need to get a bigger water pump.

Well design and construction
You should always work with a licensed well contractor when constructing a new well. Otherwise you will have problems related to poor well design and construction. In cases of poor well construction, you will notice sediments in your water, damage to the pumping system or a reduced yield in the output. You may need to construct a new well if the poor design cannot be salvaged.

Incomplete well development

Well development at the end of the well digging process is necessary to ensure it functions at maximum efficiency. All the drilling mud and borehole cuttings may partially block the aquifer. If this material is not removed by a licensed well contractor, the water will not freely enter the well and you may never get a steady stream of clean water from your faucets. 

Posted By: Lightnin Quick Pump Repair Service