Lake home well

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Necoman, May 4, 2009.

  1. Necoman

    Necoman New Member

    May 4, 2009
    I have a lake home in central mn. The well is about 75 feet from the lake. The lake is a very clean and clear lake. I have a well in the basement. The basement is only about 4 feet above the lake level. My well is 27 feet deep with 23 feet of water in the 1-1/4" pipe. When checking the well depth, I noticed the rod I was using had a suction / sticky feel when pulling from the bottom of the well. I am assuming this is silt/sand from over the years. This well is about 40 years old. The sand point is probably brass which was widely used back then.
    I have never had a water supply issue, however the water does have a very high iron content.
    I want to pull the well and replace the sandpoint.
    My question is: Would it be beneficial to drive the well deeper ? Could that help my water clarity/iron issue? Or am I too deep already with 23 feet of water in the pipe? The lake has a maximum depth of about 30 feet.
    Whats your opinion?
    Thanks, Bill
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