Water Well Rehabilitation
If an existing well is not performing to capacity or has gone dry, water well revitalization could be a cost effective solution to restore the water well. Wild West has hydro jetting equipment that cleans out a well, restoring water flow to the well.
“To disinfect a water well that has not received regular preventative treatments, it is recommended that the well be thoroughly cleaned using mechanic and chemical procedures and then disinfected using a pH adjusted chlorine solution.
Why use a pH adjusted chlorine solution when disinfecting a water well?
Adding a pH adjusted chlorine solution to the well is recommended to increase the biocidal effectiveness of the disinfectant. Liquid chlorine or granular chlorine is extremely alkaline, resulting in an increase in pH when mixed with water. As mor chlorine is added, the pH rises and the chlorine becomes more oxidative in nature. In a high oxidative state, chlorine can corrode metals, produce chlorine gas, and is slow to kill bacteria. For optimum disinfection it is important to keep the concentration of chlorine below 200ppm and maintain a fairly neutral pH.”
– Alberta Waterwell Drilling Association
The photo on the left shows the iron bacteria filled water being purged from the well during our jetting process. Photo on the right shows the clean water.
Clean rods and clean wire go into a clean well
Pump being reinstalled after the well rehab for the Town of Creston.