How did we fix our problem? More importantly, how can you fix your problem?
Can you need a new well? Maybe not! With the right setup, you can have all the water you need with a very slow well. We do fine with a well that gives only a quart per minute.
Table of Contents
- What is a Low-Yield Well?
- Symptoms of a Low-Yield Well
- Anatomy of a Basic Well System
- How Much Water is Enough Water?
- The Slow Flow Paradox
- Storing Water in the Well Itself
- Using a Storage Tank
- Protecting Your Pump and Well
- Redeveloping Your Well
- Drilling a New Well
- Hanging Onto Those Last Few Gallons
- Making Your Well Last: Disinfection
- Some Low-Yield Well Links
What is a Low-Yield Well?
A low-yield well (also called a “slow well”) is a water well that has delivers water more slowly than you need. Since a well is basically a hole in the ground that water seeps into, if you pump the water out of it faster than it’s flowing in, eventually the water coming out of the pump falls to a trickle or stops altogether.