Warning Signs & What to Do

Warning Signs of Low Water Table or Failing Well
  • Significant loss of pressure in water pipes/no pressure present
  • Consistent spitting/sputtering of water when faucets are on
  • Present of sediment in tap water
  • Noticeable gas bubbles or odor in water
  • Discoloration of water.
What to Do If Problems Occur With Your Well
  • Contact a local certified plumber to check the water pressure levels in your system.
  • Ask a professional plumber to determine if your water pump can be lowered to below existing water lines in the well shaft.
  • If the pump cannot be lowered any further, contact a licensed drilling company to determine the depth and stability of your well. Further drilling may be needed to access sustainable water veins.
  • Bear in mind that water levels increase and decrease with the seasons. Temporary problems do not always indicate a failing well, but sometimes rather a lowering of the area's water table due to drought. many wells can re-fill with seasonal rain if not over-used.
  • The average life span of a water well spans between 20 and 30 years, or even longer; however, a well's output can be lessened due to mineral/scale build-up inside the well shaft. If this is the case, having the well properly cleaned/treated may reduce the need to replace the well system and extend its use.
  • If the well is failing due to reduced water levels in local ground tables, deepening the well is an option, however, is not a guaranteed solution.
  • Driving, drilling or hydrofracturing are common practices in replacing a well. However, DO NOT obtain water from outside sources to pour into the well unit as this could contaminate the water supply and damage the well's borehole.

Contact licensed well drilling services in your area to determine the best option for your property.

For a list of licensed service providers, visit the Campbell County Health Department.