I have a drilled well and about one year ago I had to have my pump
replaced. After the new pump was installed I had to have a UV light
with a sediment filter installed to get rid of bacteria. We could not
get rid of the bacteria after shocking it several times - perhaps a
torn lining or something when the new pump was installed.
Anyway, things were great at first and then very slowly over time we
noticed a decrease in water pressure until about to two weeks ago it
was so bad that after 30 mins of running water in the bathtub it was
not even half full. So someone asked if we checked our sediment filter
(this is all new to us and we hadn't even thought of that). Anyway,
sure enough soon as we put a new one on everything was wonderful again.
Well, after just 1 week our water pressure has gone almost as bad as it
was before changing the filter.
We're not positive but we think that our pump is sitting about 40ft
from the bottom of the well (the well is 320ft deep). Is 40ft enough
from the bottom that it shouldn't be sucking up anything from the
bottom of the well? Before we had the sediment filter installed a year
ago, our water always looked really clear. Could the possible rip in
the lining be causing sediment to "fall" into our well? Does anyone
have any suggestions as to why all the sediment all of a sudden, and if
this is just 'normal' do we have any other options besides changing
this filter once a week?