Well-Owner Woes and How to Fix Them

Well-Owner Woes and How to Fix Them

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If you own a well, then you already know the benefits it can bring. Maintenance costs aside, having access to your own water supply means no municipal water bills. Not having to rely on municipal water utilities can grant substantial peace of mind, since city infrastructure can sometimes be ineffective in dealing with problems like broken mains and boil advisories. Just look at the spate of headlines generated by the government of Flint, Michigan and their inability to address their water woes.

However, owning a well does not guarantee smooth sailing for your household. Having access to a private water source comes with its own challenges.

Low Yield

Inadequate water pressure or output plagues many homeowners that make use of a private water source. Unfortunately, there are a number of problems that can lead to low yield from a well. The good news: Well Manager’s water harvesting systems can help with all of them. We have listed just a few of the issues our products can address.

Over-Pumped

To over-pump a well means to draw water faster than the well can handle. It can also mean using water at a faster rate than an aquifer can replenish. Either way, over-pumping remains the most common cause of premature well failure. Besides depleting groundwater, it also swiftly increases the rate of incrustation, biofouling, and corrosion. As the groundwater source runs dry, it may experience permanent damage as it settles. This also leads to more and more sediment particles move through the well system, plugging up the area where water moves into the well.

Seasonal/Drought

Aquifers will naturally hold more groundwater depending on seasons and water patterns. As snow and ice melt in the spring, they will contain more water than normal. Droughts also impact the amount of water available to people who use private sources. Just as with over-pumping, trying to draw from depleted aquifers can damage both the well and the aquifer.

Competition

Sometimes, an entire development can share one well. When 10-14 houses share a water source, pressure can be very low, especially during peak usage. This strain on the shared well only increases as developments expand and homeowners build additions to their houses.

 

Though this list is by no means exhaustive, our products can help with all of these issues and more. Our booster pump systems can ameliorate low yield issues no matter the cause by increasing storage capacity while restricting the fill rate. Note that these systems can even improve water pressure in residences that make use of municipal water utilities. The Well Manager systems we provide offer even more advanced control and regulation of well water flow and quality.

To learn more about how our booster pump and Well Manager systems can help you, give us a call at 800-778-9516.

 

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