Don’t take your well water for granted!
Wells can run dry at any time, so be on the lookout for any of these telltale signs that your water level might be dropping:
- Unusual taste. If your well water has a different taste than normal, this could be an indication that your well’s water level has dropped. The unusual taste is likely related to sediment and mineral deposits that collect at the bottom of a well.
- Coloration. For the same reason as above, any murkiness, cloudiness, or coloration of your water is a sign that you’re starting to reach the bottom of your well’s water supply.
- Longer running time. If your pump is running for longer periods or is cycling on and off more frequently, that’s probably because it’s requiring more and more time to build up enough pressure to pump the water out. This is usually the result of a low water level.
- Water spurts from faucet. When there’s excessive air present in your plumbing, water will come out of your faucet in spurts instead of a steady stream. This presence of air could be a sign of low well water levels. However, it could also point to a leaky pipe or faulty valve, so you’ll want to have a professional inspect it to be certain.
- Similar problems for neighbors. Are your neighbors having the same issues with water taste and color, pump timing, and faucet delivery? If so, you’re probably looking at a problem with your communal groundwater source.
If you ever observe any of these problems with your well water supply, call Goold Wells & Pumps right away!
We can inspect your well and pump, troubleshoot the issue, and come up with a solution that will help your well yield more water. Whether that solution involves a simple pump adjustment, more aggressive hydrofracking, or something in between, you can trust our family’s 90+ years of experience to get the job done right.