For homes that rely on well water, the cold season can bring its own set of unique problems, especially during a long stretch of sub-freezing temperatures. Common cold weather water problems with well systems include frozen pipes, pump issues and power loss. Some of these problems are preventable, as long as you plan ahead. Here are a […]
The latest United States Drought Monitor has designated more than half the Commonwealth of Virginia as “Abnormally Dry.” Real-time well monitoring sites in Bedford County, Virginia have shown a consistent drop in water table levels since late August. Likewise, weather stations in surrounding counties haven’t measured an inch or more rain during a single storm since late […]
Leaks in water well casings can be caused by a variety of things including corrosion, pressure from stones or other objects pressing against the casing, splits at a welded or defective casing seam, even a lightning strike or nearby construction site that may be blasting. It can often be difficult to tell that your well casing has a leak. […]
Some people see a well head as an eye sore and decide to bury it during landscaping. This is never a good idea and can lead to problems down the road, including contaminated water.