water well question

Old 03-10-11, 05:16 PM
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water well question

I have a home up in North Carolina. It's built on stilts, and has a river-bottom living arangement. One big question comes up in my head:

The local guys tell me water can rise up to a couple feet below the house. No big deal.

What my question is: they say that if the well gets under water, you may have to have it treated. What kind of treatment is there for this application?

My well is sealed, and 600' deep. What can happen on a deep well like that? What are the risks of not having it "treated"?
Old 03-11-11, 07:25 PM
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We have lots of customer that have homes on the river around here.
All of the wells are raised up above the high water line. They are done that way to keep the river water out. Some are up to 18' in the air.

If water gets in a well, be it deep or shallow, the depth doesn't matter. A few gallons of bleach is poured in the well and followed by ten or fifteen gallons of water(used to wash the bleach of the pipe and wire).

In this link there is info of treating a well with bleach.

If you think the well may have gotten under water, or even if your not sure. It may be a good idea to have the water tested just to be sure.

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