Groundwater and Well Water

Well water comes from underground aquifers. The aquifer is drilled into, and pumps or buckets are used to retrieve the water. In village type settings, the well is often manual and shared with the community. In rural areas, usually only a single household has access to an electric well. Since it is groundwater in the aquifers, there are sometimes issues with hard water, pollution, and drought.

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Why is well water green?

well, my well water is perfectly clear, so maybe you should get a plumber to scope that out for you?

ANS 2 - You should NOT "get a plumber" -most plumbers know little about wells. Take a sample to a lab for analysis.

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How much to replace a well water holding tank?

You need to give MORE specific information. There are a number of types of tanks. The primary holding tank in a normal domestic well system is a 'bladder pressure tank.' These usually have a grey pressure switch at the input pipe. - They can be piped in with different methods. However, I have replaced 3 this week in 3 hours, 3.5 hours and 5 hours. The longest one had copper piping and took a lot of disconnecting and reconnecting in sequence. Most (as in the 3 hour one ) have flexible high pressure pipe and are easier to work with. Some tanks are not pressure tanks, but purely 'Holding' tanks usually used in connection with a low producing well. Thes have a pump used to supply the pressure tank. YOU must define whether you are referring to a pressure tank, or just a holding tank. The actual pressure tanks range in cost according to size. A 33 gallon tank is normal in a house and cost around $350 for the tank. They go up to a 120 gallon tank for large houses, which are around $850 each.

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How do you remove air from well water line?

If you are using a jet pump, check all the joints between bottom of well tube and the tank. any bad joints will admit air into the line. This is the commonest fault with systems using a jet pump as opposed to submersible pump.

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Why is your well water yellow?

If you consume or cook in yellow water it is essential that you STOP until it has passed a biological test for human us. Almost every region in North America has labs that do this.

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Hissing sound from pipes but no water from well water?

If you are hearing hissing and no water is evident then obviously there is a leak somewhere. Check every part of the pipe from the bottom of well pipe to the tank. If necessary, pull up the well pipe and carefully inspect every inch of it. Leaks often occur at bad connections or corroded fittings, but some pipes do crack longitudinally from cold and stress.

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How much bleach do you add to a well water system and how often?

Adding bleach to purify well water is perfectly normal and very effective. Bleach in controlled amounts cleans a well and pipes of impurities. If you call for a well water technician to clean your well water of bacteria he will first use chlorine (granulated bleach ) then later install a filter or UV lamp to continue the process.

2 -I usually add about 2 cups of plain bleach to my well twice a year. It gets rid of the egg smell and kills bacteria. You can start with less and see if that does the trick. By the way, I used to work at a water treatment facility and had to pour pure chlorine into the system, bleach is just very diluted chlorine and is fine in low quantities.

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How does oil affect how well water is heated?

Nope, the molecules of oil and those of water are not miscible to a large enough degree to where they would affect each other's properties in a substantial amount

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Why my well water stinks?

i would get it tested there might be sulpher in it or it may be polluted

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What size of well water tank is needed?

40 gal

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How do you cure high levels of calcium water that your well is producing?

Get a water softener.

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What is the difference between waterfalls and well water?

Rivers on land surface make waterfalls. Well water is underground

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What is typical source of well water?

gyeser

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Why would there be air in your well water lines?

-Air in pipes is due to faulty connections or pump entry being at water level ( instead of deeper) and sucking air.

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Who can check your well water to see if safe to drink?

Almost every city or area in north America has, or uses a water testing lab. Call your local government to find out.

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How well water can be used in a home?

Millions of homes rely on well water for everything. - It goes into a pressure tank and can be filtered 'whole house' or individual faucets. Many homes have filters or RO under kitchen sink specifically for drinking and cooking water.

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How clean is well water?

If your family is drinking it, you should never guessabout that ! Take a sample to a lab and get it tested so you KNOW how clean (or not) it is.

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What water filter do you use for your home with well water?

That is impossible to say without testing the water to first know what it contains. Well water for human consumption should be tested annually. A simple test indicates purity for human drinking, the more complex test indicates the presence (or not) of 23-25 minerals. -Any mineral that is in the ground can be in well water in tiny quantities.

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Which medicine is used for purify well water?

None that I know of. -You should get it tested at a lab, then use appropriate filters to purify it.

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Is a 9.1ph acceptable for drinking from well water?

No, anything above 8 ph is not good for drinking. Take a sample to a lab for 'potability testing'

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What is the average water hardness in well water?

There is no average, it depends where you are. It should be between 6.9-7.5 ideally.

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Does well water have heavy metals?

It can have small amounts of heavy metals, depends where it comes from. - If you are concerned take a sample for lab analysis.

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How do you test artesian well water?

Any water you are consuming should be tested in a lab for biological purity. This is usually fairly inexpensive and protects your health.

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Can you use deep well water to wash car?

Yes, that's perfectly safe.

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Help you make your muddy well water clear it is muddy?

Unclear meaning there ? - If you want to generally clarify any well water, fit a simple sediment filter followed by a carbon filter. Then get it tested by taking a sample after the filters.

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Cant clear mud from your well water?

Impossible to answer without knowing what measures you have taken already. I have cleared almost impossibly dirty well water. Apparently you are not doing the right things

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