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Water well sediment
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Gary    Posted 08-05-2002 at 08:37:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello all, I have a recently drilled water well and after about a month I am still getting a little very fine sediment out. My well guy said that it might clear up in time and if not that I could put a sediment trap on it. He said that sometimes the formation around the well hole "honeycombs" in the gravel that he puts in outside the caseing. I am wondering if he did something wrong or this is a problem that just happens.
-thanx from Texas

Tom A    Posted 08-05-2002 at 09:28:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know what is the cause in your well, but I know my 40-year-old well produces sediment. I have two in-line filters (a coarse one first followed by a very fine one) to keep silt out of the clothes washer, faucets and toilets. Have to replace the filters about every 3 months or they plug up.

Friends of ours up the road didn't have filters and had periodic trouble with clothes washer because of the silt; installed filter and have had no problems since.

I'm gonna guess and say some degree of sediment is not unusual with a well.


Pat Schoelen    Posted 03-06-2003 at 10:16:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had built a new home three years ago. The well was dug about ten years ago. I still have a large amount of sediment coming in. I installed a water filter, and I need to change the filter every month or the filter gets clogged. Last month we had a lot of clay or mud actually slow the flow of water by coating the entire filter so bad.

I wonder if the well pump should be raised up?

Dennis in Ma - yup, same here....n/m    Posted 08-05-2002 at 12:21:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]

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