cleaning shallow well

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Old 09-05-19, 04:00 PM
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cleaning shallow well

my shallow well is not refilling at a normal rate, has anyone tried using a shop vac to clean out sediment and mud from bottom of well?
 
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What type well do you have? Dug, drilled or driven?
 
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Dug, it's only about 25' deep
 
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That sounds like a great distance to lift debris from your well. You could stick the nozzle into the well to see if it will pull out water which would be the first thing to do before any dirt/silt could be lifted by suction. How about some type of scoop/bucket on a rope to lift the debris after it is dewatered?

Don;t well boring companies have a special bit to go inside an existing well and then put a smaller casing down the well?
 
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Sediment and mud do not prevent water from entering a well. I suspect the water table has dropped and your well is no longer deep enough. This is a very common occurrence in my county. Most dug wells have gone dry over the past decade and required replacement by a deeper drilled well.

It is illegal to sink a well within a well in many/most areas. So, any kind of drilling to extend the depth of a well means a new well in a new location.
 
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Ok, I will see how it is once our water table starts raising a bit then. Thanks for your repllies
 
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