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Frequently Asked Water Well Service Questions



Frequently Asked Questions


Our well has lost capacity and does not produce as much water as it has in the past. What can we do?

The AQUA FREED process is a highly effective, environmentally sound method for restoring lost capacity to water supply and environmental wells. While conventional methods rely on the use of chemicals that are often dangerous to handle, and difficult and expensive to dispose of, the AQUA FREED process relies solely on inert liquids and gasses that dissipate naturally.


Our well has recently developed water quality problems and seems to have lost capacity over the years. What are our options?

Many wells experience loss of production and water quality problems as a normal process of aging. If you are experiencing any or all of the following problems then the AQUA GARD permanent in well device may be your best long term solution: Well experiences lost capacity quickly and/or frequently, Well has water quality problems, New wells in areas where deposition of material is known to occur, Well has periodic "unsafe" bacterial results.

When your well is equipped with the AQUA GARD system, energy can be delivered into the well for removal of mineral and biological deposits, before they become hardened making them much easier to remove. Subsurface Technologies use of carbon dioxide applied on many thousands of wells over decades has proven to be the most effective method of injecting energy and rehabilitating wells and continues to be the energy of choice, because of its effectiveness and environmental friendliness. The scheduled periodic cleaning service is performed usually in one to two days, reducing down time and cost while ensuring that the well surfaces are kept clean for improved water quality and increased flow capacity.


Where is the best place to locate a well on my property?

The Geology of the land will determine the best place to locate a well on any given property.


I need X number of gallons per minute. What is the right well for me?

The geology of the site will determine the correct type of well to consider. In some areas permeable sediments were left by the retreating glacier. If saturated they may yield sufficient water to meet your demand. Because the underlying bedrock, for most of Central Texas, is not porous rock wells can hit or miss. However, fracture trace and lineament mapping may identify zones of fractured rock where ground water may be stored and can move rapidly. A well drilled at the convergence of several fractures can produce large volumes of water.


My well is not pumping what it is supposed to. What is the best way to clean it?

The best way to clean a well is determined by first understanding why the yield has diminished. Several possibilities are:

  • Over pumping has de-watered the aquifer, thereby lowering the water table.
  • Oxides of iron and manganese are clogging the well screen, pack and/or native formation.
  • Bios limes or bacteria may retard flow.
  • Fine sand or clay may be migrating into the native formation or pack.
  • The pump may be worn.

When we know why the yield has fallen off, then a number of procedures for physical agitation and chemical introduction are available.


My well pump runs but the well no longer produces water. What are some possible causes for this condition?

  • The pump may be broken.
  • The pump may be plugged.


    Although Savage Pumps does NOT DRILL WELLS, we can both recommend a driller and provide competitive cost Estimates to assist you while offering a sound and less expensive decision regarding your new well.


Frequently Asked Water Well Service Questions



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