Low Yield Well - What to do?
So we recently had a new well drilled on the homestead we are building from scratch and despite going down 680', we are only yielding about 1/2 gallon per minute. Ideally a well should get 5 gallons per minute or more so we are not anywhere close to what we really want, or need for that matter. So now what?
This leaves us with a couple of options.
Here is a video we made about the process so far:
And our decision....
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2/1/2022 11:05:05 pm
Very well explained! It's important to have your well drilled and all water systems installed by a professional to ensure that your system works properly now and in the future.
3/15/2022 04:41:21 am
Thank you for the detailed explanation. I was having this done at my house and had no idea what was going on until I read this article!
3/24/2022 11:34:19 pm
That is excellent news in regard to obtaining a good flow. Thanks for the nice explanation!
8/1/2022 05:21:22 am
Thank you for your thorough explanation. I agree that having your well drilled and all water systems installed by a professional is critical to ensuring that your system works properly.
12/27/2022 08:58:20 pm
Understanding peak demand is necessary to deal with low-yielding wells. 1,440 gallons of water may still be produced daily by a well that only produces 1 GPM. However, the amount of water used in a home or farm varies during the day. There are periods when water demand is at its highest, usually in the morning and/or evening. These moments of highest demand often span between 30 minutes and two hours. A sufficient water supply must be able to meet peak demand for at least two hours.
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!