People from all
walks of life have installed their own Well Manager® systems. Some did
it to save money and others because they were so far out in God’s
Country that there was no one else to do it. All either had a working
knowledge of electrical wiring and piping or knew someone else who did.
These projects were staffed by fathers-in-law, Dads, neighbors, friends,
and in one case a daughter.
These pictures represent the labor of
folks who were so fed up living with their poor wells that they took
matters into their own hands. Every one of them is rightfully proud of
the job they did and happy with the result they achieved. They were so
pleased that they offered to share their story and pictures with you.
We met Kevin in July 2009. He had been suffering over his inadequate water supply for some time and had finally decided to do something about it. He had drilled a new 800’ well but it didn’t produce enough water to warrant installing a pump. Kevin was discouraged but not ready to give up. He found us while searching for an answer on the Internet and asked if our system would allow his family to shower every day, do the laundry, wash the car, have guests and generally live like a normal family using his ½ gallon per minute well? We answered with an emphatic yes! Early the following month Kevin called back to order a Well Manager System.
We did not hear from Kevin again until July 28th 2012 when we got the following email which he allowed us to share with you;
My wife and I purchased a Well Manager system August 11, 2009. It was easy to install and a great system. I should have sent in a testimonial a while ago but I wanted to see for myself. Well we have not run out of water since and it gives us a great deal of relief knowing we can be normal. We still conserve water because folks who are in, or have been in a situation of running out of water know how valuable water is. So thanks, Kevin Little
There are a lot of families across North America who now take their Well Manager® System for granted because they no longer worry about water. We at Reid Plumbing Products get a lot of satisfaction from that thought but we really do appreciate it when people take the time to let us know how much a Well Manager® has changed their lives.
Many people have spent years trying to solve their water problems. There are those offering solutions that they think are just as good and less expensive than a Well Manager®. All you need, they say, is a big plastic tank, some floats and a jet pump. There are many sites on the web that compete to give you the least expensive price for that solution. The truth is that it is not the tank that makes the difference but the means by which the water is collected. If you have a low yield well – also known as poor producers or slow wells – the harder you try the less water you will get and the poorer the quality of the water. For an explanation of that click here http://www.wellmanager.com/wellmanager-environment.htm.
Chad is one of those people who tried the less expensive tank with floats approach and came to Well Manager® when that failed. I’ll let Chad tell it in his own words.
“Andy, it took me a little time but I finally installed the WM, Consistent Pressure Module and other parts you sent me this weekend. I don't know how to thank you enough! Everything worked perfectly and I couldn't be happier! You and your product are amazing. I was very impressed how you had everything set up from just the pictures and measurements I sent you.
This is the picture Chad sent us. His system produced dirty water, left him out of water at times, and delivered poor pressure to the house.
I have dealt with a poor yield and quality well from the day we installed it. After drilling 600' deep and casing the entire way we decided to stop dumping money in the ground and install a storage system. The storage system the well driller installed was crude but worked at the time and saved us further aggravation so we thought. We assumed that the well would always be an issue that we would have to deal with. Over the course of about 5 years since we built our house the system started to break down (the centrifugal pump would trip, the shut off wouldn't work so the tanks would overflow, the pump would run too much and create a lot of sediment) we knew it was time to look at other options. We did some research online and found your website and system to be the answer we were looking for. Your response time was great when we inquired about your product and you were very helpful with giving us multiple options for us to select from. Once the choice was made to make a hybrid system using our tanks with your components it was only days until you had the box at our house. I installed the system myself and was very impressed with everything you supplied. You can tell how much thought and experience went into your products at first glance and only increases as you set it up. We have two 200 gallon tanks which now stay full or nearly full at all times with water that is as clear as spring water! We also have pressure like city water which was another great bonus.
Well Manager Control, Tank Level Controls, OverFill ShutOff, the end suction pump with accessories to mount it in his tank and the Consistent Pressure Module mounted on the left wall turned his tanks into a Well Manager System.
I thank you once again and would urge anyone reading this with well issues to end the aggravation and get a Well Manager system. I will certainly tell everyone about your company and wonderful product!”
May 3, 2012
Pete Prescott, Walton, WV
On 6/15/07 Pete Prescott ordered his Well Manager, a WM160M-50, and we did not hear from him for a couple of years. There is nothing unusual about that so we were surprised when he emailed on April 27, 2009 to say he was getting ready to install the unit and had a question or two. He explained that the family situation had changed so he needed to get the system up and running ASAP. I explained where he could find the manual inside the crate and he responded with the following email.
Thanks for getting back to me. I just finished uncrating the unit and found the manual you mentioned. I'm gonna sit down and read it now and then I'll be in touch with any questions. Thanks for your great after the sale attitude; it sure helps my state of mind. I'm sure you've experienced just how stressed out members of the opposite sex can get when there is no bath/shower water. Me, I'm a retired Navy submariner and not having a lot of wash water was the norm while underway. Anyway, truly appreciate your willingness to assist. Now I understand why there are so many glowing testimonials on your website.
Pete must have had little trouble installing the unit because we didn’t hear from him until fall of that year when he sent this note:
Just wanted to send a quick note and add my name to your list of satisfied customers. I completed the install the first week of May and our Well Manager hasn't let us down all summer. We supported two homes on the output while most folks out here on the ridge were having water trucked in. Thanks a lot.
Pete Prescott; Walton, WV
John Rogers, Tijeras, NM
Sometimes it takes people a while to make the decision to buy a Well Manager. Well Manager just seems to be too good to be true or some local contractor convinces them to hydrofract, drill a new well or buy their job built system which is “just as good” as a Well Manager and costs less. Sometimes the local expert simply says “that will never work.”
Many of those who initially choose another option or defy the naysayers become Well Manager owners. Once they see what a Well Manager can do they become so enthusiastic that they want to tell others. John Rogers of Tijeras, New Mexico purchased his Well Manager in 2010 after considering the purchase for some time. John needed a place to install the system so he had a new well house built then installed the Well Manager himself.
John’s story in his words from an email:
We moved to the mountains east of Albuquerque 31 years ago. We cleared the land for a house and had a well drilled. We new nothing about water wells. The driller said that he had hit water at 90 feet and continued down to 220 feet. He also said that the well was producing 7 gallons per minute. Over the years we would periodically run out of water, but if we shut the well pump down for a few hours we could still get water. It was not a warm fuzzy feeling. As our area became dryer and dryer and neighbors complained of well problems, we started looking for alternatives.
Nine years ago I met the local Well Manager distributor Jim Callahan. He had just installed his Well Manager. I listened to his story about how well the Well Manager worked, but I was skeptical and the price seemed high. I talked with Jim for three or four years. When I finally decided to install the Well Manager, Jim had moved to Arizona. It took another year and many e-mails to Andy Reid before I felt confident enough to purchase and install the unit. I am amazed. The Well Manager is like magic. We measured the well production and found that over the years the static water level had remained the same but the well production was down to half a gallon a minute. That explains why sometimes we ran out of water. Now we have all of the water we need. We even have a “savings account “of water thanks to extra 210 gallon tank that we bought. We have plenty of pressure thanks to the constant pressure module, something we never had with the old pressure tank. Most importantly we know we will have water. Andy Reid has been available both on e-mail and by phone to help with my questions. This has been the most important and significant upgrade that we have ever made to our home.
Thank you Andy for this truly amazing device.
Roy Vance, Williamson County, Texas
We met Roy Vance in July, 2006 when he began having trouble with his well. Roy was one of the many who suffered as a result of the drought in Texas that year. The well that had never given him any trouble ran out of water and he had to lower his pump 60 feet. That put him back in business but he was becoming concerned because the well was 540 feet deep and the pump was now at 504 feet. If things got worse, he could lower the pump a little more but he would probably need to foot the bill for a larger pump to do that. His first thought was to drill a new well but, after a lot of research, he decided on a Well Manager. As you can see in his email below, Roy is doing just fine even though the drought continues. You can read more about the ongoing Texas drought here
I have intended to send you a thank you note for the well manager for some time. We have been in a drought situation in Central Texas for several years now; The last two have been severe. So far my well has not run dry and I attribute that good fortune to the Well Management System. Just as you pointed out when I first got the system three years ago, It is very easy to forget that it is doing its job 24/7. I have two 200 gallon storage tanks and that seems about right for me. My timer is set to activate the well pump for three minutes each hour. Some things that I particularly like about your system are:
- Self monitoring and shut down if a problem is detected. For example, if there is no flow from the well the system turns off the pump within five seconds.
- The ability to program (not at all complicated) the timer to activate at selected times for the specified amount of time.
- The ability to bypass the well pump timer with the flip of a switch. That is useful when watering the lawn, etc.
- Water pressure. It is great.
- One of the things that I appreciate most about the system is your expert advice and willingness to help with any questions. For example, my son also installed a well manager after he saw mine. He recently called you with questions about the pressure pump, and an O-ring that he needed. You answered in detail all of his questions, told him where to find a spare O-ring that was shipped with the system, and sent another O-ring so he would still have a spare.
Thank you Andy for an excellent product, and for friendly expert service before, during, and years after the sale. You have my permission to Post this note for others to see.
Roy D Vance
For those who are wondering how long a Well Manager might last, the simple answer is we do not know. The reason we cannot answer the question is that the first systems we built are still out there doing what they were built to do. The following is an email from a customer who bought a Well Manager on September 26, 2000. If you scroll down or click here to the bottom of this page you will see his original testimonial.
Hardly a day goes by that I don't remind myself what a marvel the Well Manager system is. It's hard not to as it sits just inside my basement where I go every day to feed my dogs and cats. The system sits there doing its job day after day. I recently came across the pamphlets for the system as I'm weeding out old files and throwing away a lot of stuff. I've gone to your web site over the years and watched the changes and improvements you've implemented in the newer Well Manager systems; better, longer lasting components, more compact, pumps in the tank and in the water where it absorbs the noise. Several years ago I had a local plumbing company install a Kinetico whole house water softener and a kitchen faucet with a reverse osmosis filtration system.
I've received a few calls over the years from people who saw my system at your web site and then looked me up in the phone book. No one came over to look at the system, but I did give it a great review.
Keep up the great work.
Gary Staggert, Montgomery, PA
Gary and his wife purchased a house from his employer, Lycoming County, Penna. Gary thought he had checked the property over thoroughly until he ran out of water shortly after moving in. The County did everything they could to help the Staggerts resolve the problem but things were looking grim until Gary discovered Well Manager.
The Story in Gary’s words:
In April of 2006 my wife and I purchased a home located in central PA. We are a young couple and everything seemed to be going great for us. We had all types of inspections done to this home before purchasing, but never thought to have a well yield test done and nothing was mentioned in the disclosure about any past problems with the water.
After one week in the house we ran out of water and burned up the well pump. After notifying the sellers (which was the County we lived in and the one I worked for) they were more than willing to help make things right. We installed a new well pump and a Pump Tec pump protector giving us water again, but this did not solve the biggest problem which was the quantity of water I had.
Gary’s system looks like a Dealer installation but he did it himself!
After talking with some people and doing some research I found out that this problem has always existed with this home along with others in the area and it was mentioned in the disclosure when the County purchased the home from the past residents. Now the County was even more willing to work with me on getting this problem taken care of, so I requested to have the well hydro-fractured which did not help as the well yield was still only 1/3gpm (Note: I have seen some great results with this process on other wells).
From this point I had a lot of people trying to talk me into installing a 500 or 1000 gallon underground storage tank system in my yard but I could not get myself to like this type of system for a lot of reasons. At this point I thought I was running out of options so I started doing a lot of research and searched the Web in an attempt to find the best alternative for my problem. This is when I came across the Well Manager.
After looking over some of the literature it appeared to me that this was the ticket. I presented the Well Manager system to the County (the sellers) and they agreed to help cover the cost of whichever system I decided to go with. After communicating with Andy Reid I decided to go with the WM160M-50 system with the Consistent Pressure Module. I installed it myself with ease (great instructions) and it is working wonderfully. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders because I now have the water quantity to live a normal life without the worry.
Thanks again Andy.
Joe Sinegra, Millville, PA
Joe’s well is 6” in diameter and 285’ deep. At the outset he believed it to be yielding between 1-2 gpm but pressure was terrible and the family ran out of water occasionally. About 5 years ago the well was hydrofractured in an attempt to increase the yield. In addition to the quantity problem, there was a sulfur odor problem. Joe had a chlorinator and a retention tank which took care of the sulfur problem, a carbon filter to remove he chlorine taste and a softener. Both the carbon filter and softener required water for backwash which made dealing with a low yield well more challenging. By January, 2008 he was fed up and went to the Internet to find an answer.
When we first began discussing his problem Joe was considering a Herculan ConstaBoost Static Storage System but by the time he added all the options he wanted and weighed the cost and benefits of the HCB against a Well Manager he opted for a WM160M-50 Well Manager with a Consistent Pressure Module. Since he already had a system in place to deal with the sulfur problem he elected to keep that instead of using a spray boom.
Joe set the Well Manager timing up to collect 18 gallons three times per hour. This will provide a maximum of 1296 gallons per day which is more than he will need. This is what Joe had to say about the system and his installation experience:
After 2 weeks of operation, I am very confident that the Well Manager and pressure module have solved our water problems. We now have excellent water pressure throughout the house, even when using multiple fixtures. We are a five person, 1 & 2 half bath household and I can't imagine running out of water now. After 2 weeks of close observation, I have never seen less than 110 gallons in the tank, so we are considering adding a shower stall to one of the half baths.
The back pressure gauge on the flow element gives us a good handle on our water usage versus well production, and so far it looks like we've gained a few feet in the well. Additionally, the storage tank gives us greatly increased contact time (for chlorine injection) to treat a stubborn sulfur problem. (As I am writing this, my wife is folding laundry and looking over my shoulder and she swears the clothes are much cleaner since going on the Well Manager).
Regarding installation, working alone it took me almost 2 full days from unpacking the unit until we had water flowing from the tank. Potential do-it- yourselfer's should not be intimidated though, as a lot of this time was due to working around, then demolition and clean up of a sloppily installed original system. We were only without water for about 6 hours. The system is well designed, components are clearly labeled, the instruction manual was easy to follow, and Andy was readily accessible by phone for any support I needed. Anyone comfortable working with residential plumbing and electric should be able to successfully install a Well Manager.
Matthew Koehr, Westford, Mass
Matt bought a WM220M-75 with a CP Module and a 2nd tank in June of 2006. When the system arrived he wrote to say:
“Received the Well Manager on the date promised and got it installed pretty easily. It is a very well built system.”
We were pleased to hear that Matt was happy and all was quiet until 7/31/07 when we got another email. Excerpts below by permission:
It's been about a year since I installed my system, and everything is working great. All winter my neighbors have had well companies parked in their driveways as they either dig deeper or hydrofract. Meanwhile we had a full house over the holidays (8 people, with one who is obsessive about doing laundry every day), and didn't even come close to running out of water.
After a year of successful use, I'm thinking about expanding my capacity to drive a sprinkler system (the system was already in the lawn; I estimate I'll need about 600 gal a day to water a full inch per week). I currently have two 220 gallon tanks, and I'd like to purchase 2 more, with the associated drip trays etc. How much will this be?
I asked Matt if I could share this because it illustrates two important points.
1. He is working from the same aquifer as the neighbors. The neighbors decided they could convince nature to give up more water and Matt chose to take the more gentle approach and get in step with nature. Sounds like Matt has plenty of water and the neighbors don’t.
2. Having an adequate water supply has a huge impact on quality of life. It frees you to plan the day around family needs rather than water availability and it allows you to expand your horizons. Many people have written to say that they have added a bathroom or modernized their plumbing after installing one of our systems when before they could barely function. Some were so fed up that they were thinking about selling and now they are making plans and improvements where they are.
Hugh Humes, Onion Creek, Washington
It is not unusual to hear from a Well Manager owner years after the purchase. Sometimes it is just because they have been watching the web site and see a new accessory that they want to order or they need a part or just want to say hello. This time it was a happy customer who finally got the time to send an email telling us how much he likes his Well Manager.
Highlights of the email follow. You can read the entire letter here.
I'm finally making good on the promise I made to you shortly after purchasing a Well Manager System back in Sept 2004. I suppose three years is more than enough time to know whether your system works or not especially since it only took about one month to know that it worked exactly as advertised.
…we purchased our rural home in northeastern Washington State …on 20 acres, in what has turned out to be a wonderful little community. Shortly after purchasing the property I determined that the well was going to be an issue. . I had the well tested during the inspection period but I didn't … realize that just because the well pump works doesn't really tell you much. … one day I was running a lawn sprinkler and it just shut off after about 20 minutes.
… I'd made an appointment with a … well pump Service Company to come out and see what was going on. The owner, a very helpful man named Theron, came over and tested the output of the well. My sorry little well put out less than 1/3 of a gallon per minute without the water level dropping. So the pump guy offered a couple of options. I could drill a new well or I could add an in-ground tank fed by the well pump along with a separate jet pump to feed the house.
I made a call to the largest well drilling company in town … they could either drill a new well or they could remove my pump and pit-less adapter and drill my existing well deeper. He said that more than likely the wires running from the breaker panel to the well were too small for the larger pump and that would require digging a 500 ft' trench to the well, etc, etc, etc. The price kept getting higher and more than once he reminded me that there was no guarantee the well would produce any more than I was currently getting.
I called Theron back and asked him to tell me about his in-ground tank and jet pump solution. He explained some possible layouts and estimated it would cost about $2800. At some point he mentioned something called a PumpTec. That simple two syllable word was the key to finding my solution. I searched the Internet for PumpTec and one of the hits was your website. I spent a lot of time that night learning about the Well Manager System. I really liked what I was reading. Even though the price was comparable to drilling a new well I understood how my current low yield well could slowly but surely fill a storage tank. It all made sense.
I filled out your questionnaire and I got a call from you the very next day. We spoke a few times over the next week. Never once did I feel like you were just trying to make a sale. You were genuinely interested in my situation and finding a solution that would work for me. I never felt pressured to buy and more importantly for me you never made me feel stupid while explaining the system to me. I told you I'd give this some thought and call you back in a few days if I had any more questions.
…. a few days later I phoned you… and placed the order. It arrived at the freight depot the following week so I drove the 100 miles down to get it. …we got the system home and carefully unloaded it. Since you had already told me the size of the condensation pan as well as some suggestions on making sure the floor where the tank was going would support the load we were ready to start the installation the next day. The guy that was helping me with the plumbing said he had heard about some sort of system like this but didn't think it was going to work. He also said that I could have spent my money better by drilling a deeper well. When I told him the quotes I'd received and that I was comfortable in my decision that this was the best way to go he basically said, "I guess we will see".
… I followed the instructions for powering everything up and was pretty excited watching the tank fill. Based on your installation manual and your help over the phone I set the timer to ON for 1 minute and OFF for 20 minutes. It's been that way since day one and it seems to be working just fine.
So here it is almost 3 years later and I'm making good on my promise to let you know how it's working. It works wonderfully! There are four of us living here. My lovely wife Myra, our adult son Jeremy and our high school aged daughter Savannah. Myra has never had a problem with having enough water for laundry, dishes, etc. We can water the lawn around the house and have no problems keeping the horses, the goat, the dogs, cats and chickens watered. Even my daughter is happy now that she can take as long of a shower as she likes...
Is there anything I (would) have done different knowing what I know now? Only two things.
First … I would have installed a second storage tank alongside the original one. Now I'll have to crawl under the bathroom floor and reinforce the area where the second tank will go. I'll also have to remodel the laundry area a bit to make room for the tank. I should have listened to you way back in 2004 when you suggested I might need a second tank. Well I don't actually need a second tank since we've never run the 220 gallon tank empty.
Secondly, I would have asked my local hardware store or feed supply store if they would receive the freight shipment instead of having to drive the 200 mile round trip to the closest freight terminal.
Thank you Andy for developing the Well Manager System. Drilling a new well or deepening our existing well might have worked but it was a very expensive risk that I couldn't afford to take. The Well Manager has done everything you said it would and it has worked flawlessly now for almost 3 years.
God bless you and yours,
The Humes Family
Hugh, Myra, Jeremy and Savannah.
Onion Creek, WA
Lou Liberti, Landenberg, PA
Lou’s 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a 750’ well that started out producing 2.5 gpm but production fell off slowly over time until he felt compelled to contact us in June of 2005 when the yield was so poor that he would run out of water on weekends when everyone was home.
Part of Lou’s problem was that he just did not have much room for additional equipment in his tiny mechanical space. The well had a chlorinating system with contact tank because of an iron bacteria problem so he needed to retain that. The nice thing about the Well Manager was that he could eliminate the chlorinating system’s contact tank because the Well Manager tank would serve that function but, in 2005 the only Well Manager that would fit in the room did not hold enough water so he was looking at other locations to install a system.
When our new 210 gallon systems became available in 2006, the space problem was solved and Lou found the answer to his problems. There were quite a few plumbing changes required to reconfigure his well and water treatment systems. Lou’s mechanical abilities are evident in the before and after pictures he provided. Nice job, Lou!
Richard Barnes, Tijeras, NM
Tijeras, (pronounced Taheras) is in the mountains east of Albuquerque, New Mexico at an elevation of about 7,000’ MSL. There’s not a lot of water up there but many enjoy the quiet beauty. It is home to a lot of self sufficient folks who are used to fending for themselves. Richie had a pretty good well considering the area but when he saw the well yield declining he decided to do something about it before it was too late.
The Barnes residence has a crawl space with a dirt floor. The WM210CPH was the perfect system as it is only 48” high. Richie leveled out a spot, put down some pressure treated boards and set the unit on them.
On 9/14/06 he sent the following email and pictures.
I am very pleased with the complete Well Manager System I purchased from your representative Jim Callahan here in New Mexico. The installation was very easy to do for anyone with basic skills in Plumbing and Electrical. The recovery of my well had dropped to about 3-4 gallons a minute from about 15 gallons per minute when drilled 26 years ago. I felt that my best bet was to install your system so I would have a constant water pressure in the house without overworking the well.
Granby , Ct.
Occasionally we ask a Well Manager owner if they would mind speaking to a prospect who asked to talk with someone who has lived with a Well Manager system for a year or two. I have never had anyone refuse to do that and most are enthusiastic because they remember what life was like before their Well Manager was installed. On this occasion I contacted two owners in the same area as the interested person. One offered to speak on the phone and the other, Greg Denalsky, sent the following email and pictures.
“Hi, my name is Greg Denalsky. I received your email address from Andy Reid of Reid Plumbing Products who tells me that you wanted to hear from a Well Manager owner about their experience with the system. I've had a Well Manager for about 4 years and it's been everything I could have wanted.
Let me tell you a little about our situation here in Granby, Ct. Granby is a small town of about 10,000 people and the majority of them are on wells. After building our house we drilled a 500 plus foot well that produced about 2 gpm. With a low yield well and low pressure, we decided to contact Reid Plumbing Products about a possible solution. We could not water our lawn sufficiently and when we did our well was so low we needed to install a drinking water filter because of sediment. After much deliberation we decided the Well Manager was a perfect solution for our low yield and pressure.
A representative from Reid Plumbing Products actually visited our house while our irrigation installer was present to go over the system and how it functioned. Needless to say, our lawn irrigation installer was very impressed especially with the constant pressure system. He told us he has seen other systems but their downfall is that the pressure drops off after a few minutes and the Well Manager didn’t do that.
We actually saved money on the irrigation system because he could actually install it as if we were running off city water so it required fewer sprinkler heads. My brother and I installed the Well Manager on Thanksgiving weekend about 4 years ago. It took only 1 evening to install.
We ran into a small problem with the electrical wiring because we didn't look on the inside of the junction box for the directions. We called the 800 number on a Sunday night at about 10pm and actually spoke to a person who helped us out on the spot. Their customer service is truly exceptional. Well, its 4 years later and we have had no problems. I wish you could see our lawn compared to our neighbors. We live on about 1.5 acres and our neighbors on each side have brown grass while ours is bright green.
Feel free to email or call if you would like to talk. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have. I also have no problem if you want to see the system in action first hand, just let me know. Attached are pictures of our system installed.”
Nickel; Horseheads, NY
Paul lives in a 3 bedroom, 2 ˝ bath
house. When his wife ran too many loads of wash or he tried to fill
his hot tub or add a little water to the pool the well would end up
empty and he’d be out of water. The well is 500 feet deep and fills
up to within 100’ of the top but it takes a long time. Paul figured
his well was yielding somewhere between a quart and a half gallon
Paul ran out of patience in May 2005 when he ordered a Well Manager
WM425CP which he installed himself. On June 30, 2005, he gave us
permission to use the following email about the installation
experience. Notice that even though the Well Manager revealed the
true well yield to be something less than Paul had anticipated, he
is happy with the end result.
I have run my "Low Yield" well dry on
numerous occasions. The well only produces one eighth of a gallon of
water per minute. After reviewing your very informative website and
discussing my situation and needs with you on the phone, I believe
that I have made a good decision in buying your well manager 425 CP
I installed the unit myself and found
the instruction manual to be complete and easy to understand, making
the set up quick and easy.....it was up and running in two hours.
Everything worked properly the first time. I am impressed with your
quality control and pre-shipment checkout.
The constant pressure feature is
great. To have high pressure showers is very nice. The washing
machine fills faster and the cycles are running in less time. Best
of all is knowing that I have water when I want it and when I need
it. The well manager has also allowed me to live off the stored
water while I cleaned and disinfected my well.
Thank you for all your advice and for
the excellent product. It has saved me from drilling another well
that may not have produced any more water than the first. I have
recommended the well manager to my neighbors who also have low yield
wells and run out of water. I am very happy with your product and
"thank you" again.
Sincerely, Paul Nickel
Schade; Monroe, NC
Walt bought Consistent Pressure
Module to use on his existing well pump. He installed the unit
himself in July 2003.
Walt is an engineer who had a friend
with a problem. When her geothermal heat pump ran it caused the well
pump to cycle every 1.5 minutes. With the hottest weather of the
year approaching something had to be done or he would be replacing
the pump. The well yield was adequate so he needed a way to modulate
the well pump outlet. He could have changed the pump to a variable
speed but a CP Module seemed a much simpler solution.
You can tell by the look on Walt’s
face that he was pretty happy with the outcome. A very nice job
indeed! The unit fit into the small space quite easily and fixed the
problem in short order.
Rob Boettcher, New York
When Bob remodeled his cabin he reworked everything, including
the plumbing. Once that was done, it didn’t take long to find
out that there wasn’t enough water to run it. With two people in
the house he ran out of water all the time. From the pictures he
sent you can see that he did a first rate job with the
rebuilding and the Well Manager® project. What does he think
“Amazing!! All water
problems are solved!!”
What more is there
added a large hot tub that he has no trouble at all filling.
Having water has made him want to make some other changes. He
now plans to add a Jacuzzi multi-head shower system and that
started him thinking about the Consistent Pressure Module.
In January 2004 Rob ordered and
installed a CP Module and now he says: “…The
CPM addition exceeded all of my expectations. Can't
understand why I didn't install it sooner! The only thing better
than the unit itself was the service and support that I received
from you! Thanks again!!!”
Cumberland, Ontario, Canada
Installed a Well Manager 425CP in June 2003
Background: When the Chartrand’s 4 gpm
well turned into one that yielded less than a quart per minute,
their dream home turned into a bad dream.
the Full story, Read Michel's letter here”
Tom Thompson, Binghamton, NY
was tired of running out of water. This is a problem that several
neighbors also had so he knew odds were that drilling wasn’t going to
fix it. He
found us on the internet in August 2000 and installed his own system.
This is one of the original designs that used a jet pump and pressure
tank. We sold quite a number of those and they are all still going
strong. Today’s Well Manager® can’t collect any more water but it takes
a lot less room and is much quieter. Tom is still happy with his unit
and proud of his installation.
Jim Calahan, Tijeras, New Mexico
Jim’s story is interesting not only because he installed his own
system but because he was so impressed that he wanted to become
a Well Manager dealer. Today, Jim is the man to see in New
Mexico if you want to cure your well problems and, believe me,
there are plenty of problems in the drought stricken southwest.
For Jim’s story in his words:
Ron Keisler, Weston, CO
Ron’s home is located at 10,280’ above sea level in the Colorado
Rockies. The space for his house was carved out of the hillside
so the entire back of the first floor is below ground. The house
has plenty of windows so there is a great view but his well is
deep (670 feet) and didn’t provide much water.
The 3,000 gallon cistern system that had cost a considerable
amount of money and dominated the side yard left him hauling
water every time it ran out of water – an event that was
increasing in frequency. Fed up, he went searching for help on
the internet and stumbled across wellmanager.com.
We talked to Ron off and on for several months. He wanted to
install a Well Manager but wasn’t sure he wanted to give up the
3,000 gallons of storage. It was difficult to convince him that
he could actually get more water per day using a different means
of collecting and less storage.
AND then there was the daunting task of making the conversion.
It meant digging up the freshly laid sod in the side yard,
disconnecting the well line from the cistern tanks and
connecting that pipe to the one that used to deliver water from
the cistern to the house. After that there were the wiring
changes necessitated by the fact that all of the controls for
the cistern system were mounted on a board next to the well and
needed to be moved into the house. Moving these was a necessary
part of the operation because getting rid of the ugly mess in
the side yard was what convinced Ron’s wife that this was a good
daughter, Kerri lives and works in New York City. Still, she
looks forward to her trips home to the Rockies where the pace is
slower. Little did she know that this trip home was going to
involve a few chores.
This elaborate conversion was accomplished by Ron and his
daughter Kerri with some technical assistance from us. Using the
internet, Ron sent us digital pictures of electrical boxes and
existing control arrangements and with our help he and Kerri
prevailed. Once they got started there was little choice but to
press forward since the nearest plumber was 70 miles away. I
don’t think Kerri will forget that trip home.
Here’s the picture Ron sent as he and Kerri stand in front of
their handiwork. They seem pleased.
Ron says they don’t run
out any more and their water, which was cloudy, is now crystal
To read what Ron has to say, click here.
Bob Vanderpas, Rock Creek Canyon, CO
southwest had been in drought for three years when Bob began
searching the internet for a solution to his water problems. He
quickly recognized that Well Manager was the only product that
could help him. Hydrofracting was pointless because the water
table was too low and drilling another well seemed a gamble that
most likely would have left him with a deeper low yield well.
Bob, an engineer with Woodford Manufacturing bought a 165M with
˝ HP pump and constant pressure module. The picture shows his
installation which required only 72” x 36” of floor space and
stores 330 gallons of water. As you can see in the picture both
tanks are full. The system is capable of filling these tanks and
shutting off, indicating that there is more water to get if Bob
“Many times we have
praised our Well Manager.”
“We also have constant pressure for luxurious showers.”