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Old 06-22-2018, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Water well fracking ?

Anyone had a well fracked

I have been blessed that I put in a new well pump back in about 2000 and its still running fine. However when I bought the house the well supposedly only produced 1 gal/min. This has caused me to be frugal with the water and never like water plants etc.

The pump is now 50% over projected life so I would change it out and frack at the same event.

Anyone done fracking ?

Did it increase well performance ?

Any recommendation for fracking companies, I am in East Connecticut ?
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What is the reason for the low fill rate? High iron or other mineral? I know people who have had success with it, but its not solving the problem. all but 1 of the 5 of them have had to have their well deepened...
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No problem just that with 1 gal. per minute, I dole out the use little by little. We have 4 people showers laundry etc. no problems.

if I could get up to 3 gal. min. then I could water garden etc with impunity

We expect pump failure as average life supposedly is 12 years we are at 18
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How deep is your well and how far down is your static water level? If your well is 400’ deep with static water level at 20’ below surface level, you have about a 600 gallon reservoir.
Average house uses upto 400 gallons per day, so there’s a lot left for watering.

I had a new well drilled 10 years ago at my last house, 400’ deep and they never hit measurable volume of water. Had it fracked once and it produced just under 1/2 gallon a minute, fracked it again and it produced 1.2 gallons a minute. You’re not going to triple your volume by fracking.
I didn’t conserve water, watered my garden and lawn and never had an issue.
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I did the calculations too.

I forget over 20 years but filled a 5 gallon bucket with the hose and timed it.

I had thought that 1 hour of watering was about it per day

What explained to me if the well is full then the water seeps in without
eroding or drawing in sediment , flow into the open air of an unfilled
drags in sediment, so should be avoided

you experienced a 2 1/2 times improvement in fill rate .5 to 1.2
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