We Asked, They Answered – Water Wells
If you’re not connected to city water then you’re likely using a well. Groundwater is naturally clean and safe for consumption but it’s important to maintain your well, make sure your pump is working and to do regular checks. The Government of New Brunswick has a Water Well Testing program.
We spoke to an expert at Eastern Well Drillers and asked a few key questions to help us understand more about wells, how they are used, what to watch for and how to maintain them. Here is what they said…
Question. What are the various types of water wells in the Moncton, Dieppe, Shediac, Memramcook region and what are the main differences?
Answer. Mostly drilled 6” diameter wells for residence.
Question. When purchasing a home with a water well, what should a home buyer consider?
Answer. It’s Important to get as much information as possible from previous owner - year , depth and strength of well GPM. (GPM= Gallons per Minute, also known as the flow rate)
Question. Are there best practices to maintain a water well, prevent problems and secure it’s longevity?
Answer. Most problems with newer wells are proper maintenance of pump and Cold Water Tank.
Question. Anything else we should know about water wells?
Answer. Extra history of well & pump is very helpful.
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