Increase well water supply?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by homeowner, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. homeowner

    homeowner New Member

    May 13, 2006
    Danielson, Connecticut
    I have a well that's 265' deep. The pump is 240 feet deep. The specs on the side of the AmTrol pressure tank says G.P.M. = 4. I believe that's the recovery rate of the well. I know from past experience that if I run a standard water sprinkler in the front yard, I can run it for about 30 minutes before the pressure starts to decay. When I first bought the house, I let the sprinkler run for as much as an hour one time and my water pressure virtually disappeared and I had orange muddy water coming out of my well.

    I live on a sloped property. The folks uphill from me have a 400' well. The people at the bottom of the hill have a 400' well. So, in comparison, my 265 foot well is quite a bit shallower.

    I'd like to get more water out of my well so I can water my yard once in a while and maybe change my whole-house water filter a little less often. What's the best way to do that? Dig deeper? What if there's no more seams or more water to be had by going deeper? That could be a pricey venture. I've heard that hydrofracturing can open up seams and increase water supply - but I've also heard that hydrofracturing can permanently disrupt neighbor's water supply (they're about an acre away from my property).

    As always, thanks for any insight.

    - Terry
  2. jwaldman97

    jwaldman97 New Member

    Aug 11, 2006
    I would talk with a repuatble well driller in you're area, and see what they suggest. Differant parts of the country have differant ways that work.

    Just my 2 cents
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