What Our Clients Say…
Successful Rehabilitation of Water Wells in Washington and Idaho
Water Recovery Services, Inc. and the AQUA FREED ® well rehabilitation process has been extremely successful in restoring lost capacity to industrial, commercial and residential water wells. Below is a small sampling of customer testimonials and case studies using the AQUA FREED® process.
We Know Our Business from the Ground Up! In our 30 years of water well consulting, we’ve worked on some challenging projects and we’re proud to say we’ve never let a customer down.
Client: Gary and Sherry Stolz
“Our heartfelt thanks to Scott and Jay for bringing our well back to life! We were struggling with low water for the past couple years and were convinced we were going to have to drill a new well. Thanks to a very honest well driller we met with who referred us to Scott, he saved us thousands and restored our well back to it’s original depth and more than 12 gallons per minute, up from 1.25 per minute. Not only are they miracle workers, they are wonderful to work with. Very professional and friendly. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who is having an issue with their well. Great job guys we can’t thank you enough!”
Client: Ray and Cari
“Thank you to the WRS team for your efficient, knowledgeable, and professional handling of our well, and restoring it to clean and flowing. It is great to have a healthy, functioning well again!”
Client: Dean C.
“After trying for literally years to find someone to assess and restore our well, Scott at WRS was prompt, very professional and quickly surmised our problem. He and his crew performed the work as promised with excellent results. They even responded after the recovery to update/fix a small problem we had — all within hours of us calling them.”
Client: Jack C.
“Very happy with WRS! Good people to work with — good results! Our well was producing less than half — gpm increased to 4.8 gmp!
Client: Lynn T.
“I wanted to let you know how amazed we are with this company’s services and help. When our 40+ year old well dried up this winter, we were devastated. We were told by other companies there was nothing we could do and should start thinking about digging a new well this spring — with a cost of $30,000 – $50,000!
We starting looking into other possibilities and came across ‘Water Recovery Services, Inc.’ It was a shot in the dark not knowing anything about their ‘Aqua Freed’ system. Scott, the owner, came out to look at the site and gave us hope.
We couldn’t wait once we heard the possibility of having water again. Scott and Dan are two of the nicest, professional, and sincere men that I have met in a long time. So careful and explaining their process as it went along. Not only did they give us our well back and the water flowing again, they gave us so much water per minute that they had to lower the gallons per minute to accommodate our ½ horse pump — 7-1/2 gallons per minute!
To anyone that finds themselves in this position, with no water, or red, rusty looking water….RUN to your phone…don’t stop to even think about it. Water Recovery Services saved us at a small fraction of the cost of a new well. I would highly recommend them to everyone. Don’t think twice, they are the Best!!”
Client: Carolyn M., Spokane, Wash.
“You are a life saver! Our well was full of sludge from 40 years of continuous use, without ever being cleaned. As a result, we were down to only 4 to 5 feet of water, resulting in a very limited water supply. The water off the well was brown due to the high iron content.
In the house I had to choose between a quick wash on the dishwasher, taking a shower, or doing a small load of laundry. We thought we would have to drill a new well at about $15,000. I was referred to WRS Inc. for well cleaning, which I had never heard of. After meeting with WRS, we decided to have Scott ‘recover’ our existing well–saving us thousands of dollars.
The professionalism, responsiveness, and knowledge gave us great peace of mind going into the process. As a result of the cleaning we now have approximately 42 feet of crystal clear water at a flow rate of 11 gallons a minute — up from about 4 to 5 per minute. Wow – a great success story for our well and pocketbook.
Thank you for your outstanding service!
Client: Rhonda H., Spokane, Wash.
The Hart’s well had been dwindling in water production for months. It got to the point where the pump would shut down after just a few minutes of water running. Winter was approaching, and the Harts were becoming concerned—they have livestock that required a lot of water. They thought their only alternative was to drill a new well, until they discovered Water Recovery Services, Inc. online.
“They sounded too good to be true, but I was desperate. Bad enough to run out of water in the shower or mid-laundry cycle, but no water for the horses is a disaster. They need water every day.”
Scott was fantastic to work with. They showed up when he said he would, was professional and courteous, especially considering the temperature was in the mid-teens when he came to work on the well. Everything went exactly as he said it would, no surprises, and best of all—WATER! And plenty of it. Thank you Scott and Water Recovery Services, Inc. I hope I never need your services again, but I will certainly recommend you to anyone having well water problems.
Client: Roger M., Coeur d’Alene
“Our primary well used for irrigation was producing little to no water. The well was originally drilled in 1977 at 200 feet, with a tested output of 25 gmp of good water quality. Scott from WRS came to the property to inspect the well and see if his process was a viable option, which it was. Scott explained some of the common problems in our area, which include iron bacteria. As it turned out, iron bacteria was one of the culprits in our non-producing well.
The WRS crew arrived on the scheduled date and time and began work. It turned out there were a number of issues with the well, including a leaking pitless adapter, corroded pipe, and of course, a great deal of iron bacteria. At the conclusion of the process, Scott reinstalled the pump, but it was only putting out 1 gpm. A new pump was installed the next day and they also took the pitless adapter back to the shop and refurbished it, thus saving me money for a new adapter.
The new pump fired up and disgustingly dirty water was pumped out, which then started to clear up to crystal clear. The GMP output went from a non-producing well to 13 gpm, which is the rated capacity for the new pump. I filled two 3,000 gallon cisterns with no interruption in the well output.
I was very impressed with the professionalism Scott and his crew demonstrated throughout the process — including the respect for my property. They also put safety as their highest priority. This process doesn’t come cheap, but I feel that it is money well spent. I’m thrilled that I have a well that can be used to irrigate my lawns, fruit trees, and for fire protection.”
Client: Nikki T., Spokane, Wash.
Nikki lives in rural Spokane County and depends on a well as their exclusive source for water. They were preparing to hydro-seed a new lawn area when they discovered that their water reservoir was nearly empty.
“Our normally dependable well was only producing 2 gallons of water per minute. “We immediately called three well specialists and they all referred us to Water Recovery Services.
Water Recovery Services inspected the well and found it had excessive iron bacteria deposits which had clogged the well and significantly decreased the water’s flow. The Aqua Freed process safely and effectively removed the deposits from inside the well screen and the formation surrounding the well.
In a very short time our well was producing 7 gallons per minute and we were able to complete our lawn seeding project. In addition to a beautiful new lawn, we also have an excess of clear, clean water. The mineral deposits that once clogged our well are no longer an issue thanks to Water Recovery Services and their AQUA FREED® process – it really works.”
Client: Camp Reed, Deer Park, Wash.
Camp Reed, a YMCA summer camp located Deer Park, Washington, drilled three wells looking for water to supply their summer camps. Two of the drilled wells were dry and the third was only producing five gallons of water per minute – not nearly enough to support the camp’s demands. Camp Services director, Brad R., contacted Water Recovery Services for help.
“Rather than drill another well, Scott Barratt recommended the Aqua Freed® process to get more water from our existing well,” Rupp said. “The results were phenomenal. After the Aqua Freed treatment, we went from five to 20 gallons per minute – that’s a 400 percent improvement! We were thrilled with the water increase and now have enough water to supply our camp.”
Client: Flying W Ranch Owners Association, Athol, Idaho
When the Flying W Ranch Owners Association in Athol, Idaho discovered their water system was contaminated and their well pump failing, they called Water Recovery Services.
Upon inspecting the site, WRS discovered that the well site was no longer accessible due to previous building construction and security measures. WRS contracted to do the earth moving work necessary to provide a new access and included constructing a boulder retaining wall.
The existing well pump was pulled from the well and a video scan of the well confirmed that the well and the pump were plugged by iron bacteria. WRS performed the AQUA FREED® Carbon Dioxide process, reinstall the pumping equipment and tested the well at 52 gallons per minute, a 148% improvement from its previous production.
Mike C., President of the Association, said the homeowners were able to rest easier during the winter knowing that the water system was totally sanitized and a new and more efficient well pump was installed.
“The system WRS installed has worked flawlessly and we look forward to many years of service from this equipment,” Coogan said. “Thank you for the outstanding service. All work was performed as promised, ahead of schedule and in a highly professional manner. It was a job well done!”