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Shallow well pump is always running

Using shallow well pump with a 1,000 gallon water tank, until existing well is "clean-out" and new submersible pump replaced. The well has been producing very iron/mudd water ever since a pump was pounded down into well after failure to remove. we go throygh a new pump every 2 years since. That was 7 years ago. Could the lining of the well be destroyed therefore explaining the iron/mudd water? Will "cleaning-out" the well fix this problem? How does one clean-out a well?

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    paul Jun 02, 2017

    Description of your well would help. The info I posted was for a 6" steel well casing. We have well cameras to identify problems.
    If you have a 6" well, take a look at the well casing,near the ground surface to see if you can spot a difference in color on the steel casing,then indicating the rise of the well casing cause by the frost. If you see this, all that will be required is the re-drivi g if we'll casing. And if this is the case, you might want to line the exterior of well casing with styrofoam am to a 4 ft depth to alleviate a reoccurring in the future

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By the sounds of this, it looks like ur well casing may have heavef out of its rock seal with frost. The way I clean wells us I use a 160 cuft per minute compressor and run a 1" plastic pipe to bottom of well. I run air in cycles of approx 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off.I do this until I run out of water or water clears up. I repeat this for almost 6 hrs or longer.
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Call the borers for ideas on how to fix as they are the experts
I have hear that sometimes a small explosive is detonated at the bottom of the bore to help clear silt build up but again , talk with the experts in the area
probably cheaper to sink a new bore enclose by and encase it with heavy plastic tubing rather that steel casing as it will not rust and cause problems

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