3 Possible Solutions To Help Deal With A Well Going Dry

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Drying of a water well can mean no water or poor quality, and there are many things that can cause this. A drought can lead to a shallow well becoming dry when it usually has plenty of water. Old wells can also have problems with the casings, or with outdated equipment like pumps. All of the problems with your well going dry have potential solutions, such as drilling further or renovating casing or installing a new pump. If you want to ensure you do not have dry well problems, here are some solutions you may want to try: 

1. Dealing With The Problem Of A Shallow Well And Low Water Levels

One of the problems that may people that rely on wells have is a well that is just too shallow. This problem often surfaces with severe droughts, which means that you may not even notice the problem. The best solution for this type of problem is to have the well drilled deeper and install a deep well pump. This can ensure that your well will still provide you with water during some of the worst droughts.

2. Casings That Begin To Age And Become Stopped Up With Debris

Casings can be another problem that you encounter with your well. Sometimes, the problem may not be a shallow well, but rather debris that clog the pores in your casing. These pores are what allow water to seep into the casing and provide your home with water. Sometimes, having the casing renovated and cleaned can solve the problem. If you continue to have problems, you may want to have the casing replaced or the well dug deeper. 

3. Outdated Well Equipment That Begins To Fail With Age And Needs Replacing

Well equipment like pumps can also become worn and need to be replaced. This is especially the case with deep wells and submersible pumps, which are exposed to the mineral content and water in the well. Eventually, you may have to have a deep well pump replaced, as well as other systems like filters and pressure systems that provide water pressure to your home's plumbing.

These are some of the solutions you may want to consider to solve your dry well problems. If you are having problems with your well going dry, contact a well service and talk with them about drilling your well deeper, repairing the casing and installing a deep well pump.  


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