Re: Replaced well pump - Debris coming out of the faucets
Posted by ST on May 05, 2004 at 18:32:38:
In response to Re: Replaced well pump - Debris coming out of the faucets
Hello Hube,

: The bleach should kill any bacteria. Normally when putting the line back down ,they should have wiped it with a bleach soaked cloth. They used a "tripod Lifter to pull the pump, because its a fair amount of weight to lift. Waiting 24 hours will help "settle this crud down and it should be ok. Have you thought about putting a whole house filter on next to the pressure tank? This will filter any particles,etc. Also,you should take a sample to your local health Lab and get it tested.. This should be done at least once a year. Hube

Yes. We will do the water test next week. We want to wait until the pressure tank is replaced. The same person who replaced the pump will install a new pressure tank (this one must be over 20 years old and it's rusting all over and the valves and pipes next to it don't look good either).

We bought this house two years ago and didn't think we'd have to replace the pump so soon...

Anyway, the well repair guy suggested installing a filter. We don't know what to do. Didn't expect to be spending this kind of money ($880 so far for the new pump installed and this Saturday we'll have to pay something like $550 for the new pressure tank installed). We're in NH, by the way.

Thank you very much for your input. Now I fill a lot better. It'd be so sad not to have that wonderful tasting water.


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