Water Well Rehabilitation

The well survey is the first step in the well rehabilitation process. With a well survey, we can see exactly what issue exists in the well and where the problem is. The well survey also serves as confirmation that the well was repaired correctly.

Well rehabilitation allows a well to be repaired, redeveloped, and rehabilitated back into a reliable source of water for a fraction of the cost of a new well. Not all wells are good candidates for rehabilitation, but it’s worth exploring before deciding to spend $100,000-$250,000 on a new well.

The most popular form of well repair is well swaging. Swaging involves inserting a steel patch about 5 feet in length into the well and using a specialized hydraulic press to shape the patch to the well. Some wells may require a complete reline. If the current well is suitable for a reline, the process can be done at a lower cost than drilling a new well and remain a quality well far into the future.

Other aspects of well rehabilitation include Air Impulse Blasting, which uses compressed nitrogen to send a shock wave through the well screen and gravel pack. Dual Disk Swabbing provides a mechanical action of moving fluid in and out of the well screen, effectively resetting the gravel pack, and Air Lifting, which removes fill from the bottom of the well.

When a specific issue is identified, we provide video of rehabilitation techniques for the contractor to increase the quantity and/or quality of the water pumped from the well. We are available to provide video both before and after service to ensure the water system is restored to the highest production and efficiency levels possible.