… doesn’t seem to work any more. We would have liked to re-activate it, as that would have saved us quite a bit of money during summer time, but that’s not going to be. Yesterday we had a local well contractor here, to test if a “re-activation” would be worth while:
First of all [unfortunately I don’t have pictures of that as once again I remembered too late that I had wanted to document it] the old pipes [around 175 feet] had to be extracted. After that, when the pipes were out, high-pressure air was pumped into the well:
To all intents and purposes, with that, if there had been enough water coming in, it should have gushed out of the hole. But as it was, nothing much besides air and foam [the contractor had poured some soap into the hole to be able to see the results better] came out. And that made it clear that there’s no use in trying to re-activate that well – simply not enough water coming in after it has not been used for I don’t know how many years.
If we want our own water well, it has to be drilled anew, completely from scratch. And that will be fairly expensive, around $10,000, everything included [drilling to a depth of ca. 400′, inserting the rods, putting in a pump etc.]. I think that’s too much for the ime being as we have other, more pressing items on our agenda [re-building/adding one room and renovating our kitchen]. Maybe later, though, as a well of our won would certainly help us to, among others, water our lawn all through our hot and usually dry summers at very low cost.
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