Restarting a well

Old 03-15-20, 03:33 PM
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Restarting a well

My well and pump has not been used for 7 months. I expect another couple of months before I use it. I am already planning on replacing the well pressure tank, but is there anything I might need to do for the well itself? Should I just replace the pump? I've been told that I will need to "shock" the well since it has been idle for so long.
I'm just trying to look ahead so that I don't get any expensive surprises.
Old 03-15-20, 05:41 PM
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No reason the well and pressure tank shouldn't work. Unless there's an underlying problem, everything should just turn back on.

Since wells don't have any chlorine in them (like municipal water supplies), you should plan on shocking your well, running the chlorinated water through the house pipes to sanitize, and replacing the sediment filter. It's just to be safe that nothing has been growing in the well or pipes that shouldn't be.

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