Wednesday, March 9, 2005

No Water + large family => no fun

From time to time our well will run dry -- especially on Sundays after a few loads of laundry, dishwasher runs and everyone getting a shower -- but will fill up overnight. That didn't happen this Monday.

The old water expert guy diagnosed the problem as a dry well, not a pump problem. Of course he was the guy who put in the new pump back in '00.

Some new water experts from Hollis found the water tank's bladder was broken and not letting it fill up. That was replaced and they also lowered our well's pump by 80' to around 380' down. The current 300' is a magic point because that is the deepest a cheap pump motor will handle. All that for only $600. Yay!

There is a 50/50 chance that will fix our water problems permanently, although at a more convenient time we'll probably go to town water.

If we do lose water again, that means the well has dried up and needs to be hydrofracked. They guarantee that it will produce water or they will refund $500 of the ~$1900 for the procedure and *then* we go to town water (~2k-3k)

At least we can flush the toilets again.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I know it's a concern of mine -- losing water with a large family. Tuesday night's storm (and its winds) brought us a short power outage. It was one of the first significant ones we've had since moving to Milford from Nashua. I had to remind my wife that we didn't have water since we're are not on town water anymore, not that we have the option. This is her first time dealing with well water.

    I'd never heard of hydrofracking. Thanks for the pointer. It's nice to know that there are other options beyond just drilling deeper. When I showed my wife, she recognized the trucks.

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