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Water well question.

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Gordon Richmond, Jul 17, 2003.

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  1. Can anyone here point me to website, or source of information on
    do-it-yourself maintenance for water wells?

    I have a 260 foot drilled well, with a submersible pump, and the
    output drops to a trickle after it has been on for spell. I don't know
    if the pump is becoming clogged with silt, or if the well is being
    drawn down too far.

    Thanks in advance,

    Gordon Richmond
  2. The well likely needs rejuvination. Large amounts of CO2 are injected
    into the well. This creates Carbolic acid, IIRC, which opens up the
    rock structure, disolving iron and other mineral deposits. The
    acidified water is then pumped through the pipes, cleaning them and
    the pump as well. Usually helps the rusty/stinky water problems too.
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