silt in a deep well that is used every day
by, 01-29-2011 at 10:34 AM (513 Views)
My well is 33 years old. The first 17 years of use was about once a month for the weekend and we ran the water for aproximately 4 hours to get "clean" water. We have been permanent residents for the past 16 years and now have two five micron filters on the system that I change every week as fine particles still get through the filters and of course my water pressure drops as the filters get dirtier and dirtier. I have been thinking about raisins the pump approximately 10 to 15 feet thinking this would alleviate my problem. I get different opinions on the results depending on who I ask about raising the pump. Is my only recourse to raise the pump and just see what happends? I also have two neighbors that have deep wells that are only about 100 feet from mine and neither has a silt problem and has no filters at all on their systems. I think my well is 240 feet deep and would not only check on its depth but would also check on the depth of the water above the pump before raising. Would apprediate any suggestions.