We all know that water is an essential resource and is central to our everyday living. But have you ever wondered how wells work and how water travels from the depths underground into your home?
In this blog post, we will demystify the intricate workings of a water well.
The Basis: Underground Water Reserves
A water well operates by accessing groundwater in the soil’s porous spaces and fractures in rocks beneath the Earth’s surface. This groundwater, also known as an aquifer, behaves like an underground river, providing a constant source of water to wells.
Digging the Well: Drilling & Casing
The first step in constructing a well is the drilling process. Depending on the geological structure and depth of the water table, different drilling techniques are employed.
Once drilling is complete, a casing—a sturdy plastic or steel pipe— is installed to prevent the well from collapsing and to block contaminants from entering the well water. GeoWater Services ensures careful and expert installation of the casing.
Submersible Pump: Powering the Flow
A well’s operational workhorse is the submersible pump, situated below the water level in the well. It operates by forcing water from the ground up to the surface. GeoWater Services is the exclusive distributor of Grundfos submersible pumps, a market leader famous for efficiency and reliability. These pumps are designed to withstand the most challenging conditions, ensuring that water reaches your faucets with consistent pressure and quality.
Pressure Tank and Control Mechanism
After the water is drawn from the well and crosses the ground to your home, it enters a pressure tank. This tank holds the water and maintains pressure throughout your home’s water system. When a tap is turned on, the pressure in the tank forces water into your pipes, and when the tap is turned off, the tank re-pressurizes.
The water level in the tank is controlled by a pressure switch, which signals the pump to start or stop depending on the water usage. GeoWater Services, with its commitment to quality and efficient water management systems, ensures that your pressure tank is carefully calibrated and your pump switch appropriately adjusted for an effortless water supply.
Regular Maintenance: Safeguarding Your Water Supply
Routine maintenance is integral to preserving the efficiency and longevity of your well. It includes periodic water testing, regularly inspecting the well components, and promptly fixing any issues. GeoWater Services, with its comprehensive maintenance services, guarantees that your well continues to serve clean, safe water—making your well water experience seamless and worry-free.