If your well has stopped producing water, you might think it's time to invest in a new one. But, that might not be the case. You may be facing a well issue that can be alleviated without the high cost of replacement. Whether your water production has dropped to a trickle, or you've lost water altogether, you need to call for assistance as soon as possible. You could be looking at one of the problems listed below.
Your Water Level Has Decreased
When your well was installed, the drilling company made sure that the water levels were adequate. But, adequate water levels don't last forever. Once the reservoir is depleted, you'll lose your water supply. Luckily, that doesn't mean you need to invest in a new well. If your water supply has been depleted, you can simply have the well extended deeper into the ground. That process will extend the life of your well, and restore your water supply.
Your Well Pump is Blown
When it comes to water loss, there's a good chance the problem stems from the well pump. When the pump is working properly, it draws water from the well, and pulls it through the pipes to your home. Once the pump malfunctions, water can't be pulled from the well. If the pump is in the beginning stages of a malfunction, you may notice changes with water pressure. For instance, it may take longer to fill your sink. Once your pump malfunctions altogether, you won't have any water pressure at all. In fact, your well won't produce any water for your home. Before you invest in a new well, make sure your pump isn't blown.
You Need a New Pressure Tank
If you have a private well, your water supply is controlled by a pressure tank. To maintain water flow, you do need to adjust the tank from time to time. When the pressure tank works well, you get a constant flow of water. But, when the pressure tank breaks, you lose all control of your water supply. Once your pressure tank breaks, no amount of adjustments will restore your water supply. If an adjustment doesn't restore water flow, it's time for a new pressure tank.
If you find that there is no water from your well or has stopped producing a sufficient flow of water for your family, don't schedule a replacement just yet. Instead, use the information provided here to determine the cause of the problem.