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Irrigation System Has Rusty Water
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Phyllis Oliver    Posted 09-22-2002 at 21:42:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I had an irrigation well installed about a month ago; a 4" well with a 1 horsepower submersible pump and it is ruining everything I have with rust. It gets on my car, my carport, driveways, sidewalk and the wood around my flower beds. Do you have any idea what I can do? I called the guy who put it in and he said he would have to go deeper. He already charged me $2100.00 for a 60 ft well and to run a wire to my existing irrigation system. Can you please help me out as to what I can do. I sure would appreciate it. If you can't; Can you tell me who can?

Thanks a million,

Ms. Oliver


Swamphandy    Posted 09-23-2002 at 07:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Install a water softener/filtration system?

I don't know much bout' wells, having only ever put one in. But here are my thoughts...

Some water tables just have minerals in them. I don't think minerals are a general consern when speaking of irigation wells, since most minerals in water don't hurt plants or animals.

Good luck,

Swamphandy


RON RICHARDSON    Posted 09-23-2002 at 08:46:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I.VE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY ALL MY LIFE ANDS HAVE ALWAYS HAD WELL WATER AND WITH IT HIGH IRON CONTENT,THERE IS LITTLE TO NOTHING YOU CAN DO OTHER THAN ADDING EXPENSIVE FILTRATION SYSTEMS WHICH BY THE WAY ARE HIGH MAINTENANCE
A DEEPER WELL MAY REDUCE THE LEVEL OF IRON BUT WILL NOT ELIMINATE IT YOUD BE BEST TO USE THIS WELL JUST FOR IRRIGATION OR FILTER ONLY THE WATER YOU USE ELSEWHERE BESIDES THE PLANTS WONT MIND THE MINERALS AND JUST MAY THRIVE BECAUSE OF IT...ALSO THE IRON LEVEL MAY EASE UP WITH SOME USAGE OF THE WELL IF IT HAS JUST BEEN DUG


Hogman**This will be little help after tha fact,BUT    Posted 09-23-2002 at 04:54:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
When havin a well drilled one should take tha time to stay right there through tha whole proccess. Your payin for it, You should decide when it's deep enough and tha water is suitable! Any reputable driller should welcome this attention so long as You donot make a pest of Yourself,remember, for tha driller time is money.

Now in all fairness what instructions did You give tha driller other'than where tha well should be located? Did You mabe say irrigation water from tha cheapest hole was all You wanted?
In general since a driller is gettin payed by tha foot They are very willin ta go deeper if They think tha water is not suitable.

Bear in mind that you will have to extend tha casing through tha area You are pumpin from now,also that it costs more to set a drill rig over an existin hole and also that He will want some minimum cost figure . And lastly IF He is a fly by night shyster driller "there are a few" Your troubles may have just begun.........


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