Water Well development
Water Well development is important once you
finish drilling a water well. I will cover a little, but for
the full story please check out our water well drilling
and trouble shooting book.
Once the water well is drilled and well casing and
screen is set, then it is time to developed the water
well. First thing is to get thick dirty drilling mud out
and let new water flush out drilling mud and open the
formation to let more water in. There are a few ways
to do this. I will give you one example. First put a T
PVC pipe fitting on top of well casing. DO NOT
GLUE IT ON! If you want you may use screws and
battery drill gun to fasten it on so air psi does not
blow it off later. Once the PVC pipe T is in place,
then get enough black Polly pipe to go to bottom of
water well casing, then raise it up enough so that the
black ploy pipe can blow air without restriction ( 1 or
2 feet off the bottom of water well). Where the ploy
pipe enters the T PVC fitting at the top, wrap wet
rags around PVC pipe and Polly to seal off top. Then
on the side outlet of T PVC fitting add 2 to 4 ft of
PVC pipe so water flushed out does not run down
the side of the new casing and back in water well.
The objective is to get old muddy water out, not
circulate it. SAFETY TIP: DO NOT USE FULL
PSI AT FIRST! If you do you can blow casing out
and in the tree tops, not to mention give the guy
holding the wet rags around the T fitting a 300 psi
shower. First open air valve vary slowly taking 2 to 4
minutes gradually increasing air psi flow until your wide
open. Once the water well has the main portion of
dirty/muddy water blown out and air flow is full, the
water well should be cycling and start making water.
Once all the dirty/muddy water in bore hole/water
well is blown out, then any other water coming out is
what the well is producing.
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