Silica in Virginia, residential well water

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by NickC, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. NickC

    NickC New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Ladies and Gentlemen:

    My well is 250' and recently showed high levels of Silica (43.3 ppm). It has left deposits on faucets and tile that cannot be removed. I understand a reverse osmosis system might be in order, but this is for my house and those systems are very expensive. The local drillers are moderately optimistic that drilling a new well will avoid the Silica. I am somewhat limited about how far away I can drill a new well, given the drainfield location. I can probably move about 50-75' from the current well. The drillers have offered to go down to the next strata at 450', but warn there may be other, new problems in going to that depth.

    I am going to have the water tested again, but I am quite certain it is indeed Silica given the deposits on the tile and fixtures.

    Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.


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