Is my water well going dry?


Old 10-18-07, 04:43 AM
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Is my water well going dry?

My pump will pump water for 4-5 minutes, then pump air and water into tank. We are having a pretty dry spell here in south carolina. What should I do? Wait for rain?
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Old 10-18-07, 05:00 AM
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Without local knowledge, I would say, yeah it's going dry. You need to stop overpumping it. Once the water stops, you should turn off the pump. You can ruin a well by overpumping it too much.

As to what to do more than that, I was just talking to some friends from NC and they said there was a huge drought there. Who knows when it will break? Can you get by on the reduced amount of water?
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Turn off the pump. When the water stops and pump keeps running, you will burn up your pump.
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