3 Ideas To Deal With Low Levels In Shallow Water Wells Used For Geothermal Heating

When you have a problem with your water well, it can mean that you do not have clean water for your home. To ensure that you have the water you need for your home, there are some options that you will want to consider getting water to your well if it goes dry. Here are some ideas to help you deal with shallow wells that have low levels during the dry months of the year:

1. Flushing Out the Bottom of Your Well to Improve Recharge Rate

If you have an older well, debris and soil may fall in the bottom of the casing. Eventually, this problem can cause the level of the well to raise in height, as well as cause the casing to become clogged, and your well to recharge slowly or not at all. To deal with these types of problems, flushing your well and cleaning the casing can improve problems with low water levels and poor quality. The flushing of your well is part of well maintenance that you want to do, and something that you will want to try before doing any type of drilling.

2. Drilling Your Well Deeper When Possible to Improve Water Levels

Another option to deal with low water levels in shallow wells is to drill the well deeper. This is something that is not always possible if you have a narrow well casing or if your well is already drilled deep. First, pull the pump from the well, and then, you may want to drill a DIY solution like a hammer drill, which can be dropped in the well to break through rock and improve the recharge rate. To drill the well deeper, contact a water well service to help get it to a depth that will ensure you have water when you need it.

3. Locating A New Place to Drill a New Well When Drilling Deeper is Not Possible

In many cases, the easiest solution may be to relocate your well and drill a new one. This is something that you will want to have done if you have already drilled to a certain depth and cannot drill deeper. You may also want to do this if you have a narrow well and drilling deeper is just not a practical option.

These are some tips to help you deal with shallow wells with low water levels. If you need help with maintenance and improvements to your well, contact a boiler repairs service such as Assured Plumbing & Heating and talk with them about some of these solutions for your geothermal well system. 

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