What can be causing my water tank to fill up slowly?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by NotsoDIY, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. NotsoDIY

    NotsoDIY New Member

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    Pumping sludge from well. How expensive?

    The well recovery rate from the house tank is really bad. I can go on a 2-3 day trip and the water would barely fill up half ways by the time I get back(empty house). Haven't had this problem at all with my irrigation tank as I water for long periods on a daily basis and never have to worry about it. I'm guessing it's a matter of sludge build up at the bottom of the tank. Will be contacting the proper tradesman for the job but would like to get your thoughts.

    Edit: Meant to edit the title.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry. Gonna need some more info.
  3. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    How big is you're electric bill now vs last year?
  4. NotsoDIY

    NotsoDIY New Member

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    Electric bill has been slightly down compared to last yr mostly due to switching all light bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Also please let me know what other information I can provide to help.
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