need pump test but well is partially blocked-jet pump?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by neddy, May 13, 2009.

  1. neddy

    neddy New Member

    May 13, 2009
    Back ground- we are a not-for-profit afordable housing group, with a deadline.
    We are trying to get our development permitted. we have already proven enough water with one of our 4 wells, but the neighbours have convinced the authorities that we need lots more proof.

    There is a 14gal/min well (in shale, with no liner), that is partially blocked. I can get pex down the well and probably 1 to 1&1/2" pipe down too. It was blocked at 17 ft and it seemed clear then to about 100 ft (using a counter weight from a old fashioned window). Now though the blockage is at about 20 ft.
    I got a rebar tool welded to poke through blocks up to about 35 ft, but I am scared that I am just shoving something farther and farther down the well and will get stuck every fee feet all the way down.
    The static level is about 15 ft.
    Question- With the pump test we need to keep a steady volume about 1.25 gal/min.
    I thought it would be better to try and get pipe down the well and use a jet pump, before I plug it up completely , than try and get a well pump down.
    If we get the permission for the project, we will redrill the well out if we ever need to.
    1. Does this seem do-able?
    2. If so, what is the best way to get a constant 1.25 gal/min with this setup?

    Any and all advice would be helpful. Thanks
  2. speedbump

    speedbump New Member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Water well and pump tech.
    Riverview, Fl.
    You didn't mention what kind of wall this is or the casing size if any. If none, I wouldn't think it's a well.

    Why only 1.25 gpm? How did you arrive at this number? Its certainly not enough to operate a household.

    What's wrong with the other three wells?

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  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    I answered this in the other forum you posted it in here.
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