Water Recovery Services FAQs
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Does Water Recovery Services drill water wells?
We do not drill wells. We do rehabilitation work on most types of water wells.
How do I know if my well might be a candidate for the Aqua Freed process?
If your well demonstrates a loss of production, any form of contamination, or has never produced adequate amounts of water, it may be a good candidate.
How do I know if my well is contaminated with iron bacteria?
Typically, iron bacteria contamination is very obvious. It shows up in the form of brown staining in sinks and toilets in the home, and may eventually overwhelm home-filtration systems. Outside of the home, it stains house siding or any features that sprinkler water may soak. In the water well, it continues to build up and will plug the pump’s intake screen, piping, and eventually the well itself. This shows up in the form of lost water production from the well.
Can you cure iron bacteria in a well?
Although there is no definitive “cure” for iron bacteria, we have great experience and success in eradicating iron bacteria utilizing various well rehabilitation processes — including Aqua Freed.
If I have my well treated for iron bacteria, how long can I expect it to last?
Normally, a one-time cleaning and sanitizing resolves the problem indefinitely. Some advanced cases of iron bacteria may require a follow up maintenance. This happens only in severe cases.
If I don’t have iron bacteria, but my well production is slowly decreasing what might be the problem?
This could be the result of several conditions, including a decrease in the ground-water level due to seasonal weather conditions or a result of ground formation plugging.
How long does the well rehabilitation process take?
Most cleaning and sanitizing processes take 2 to 3 days. During that time the well will be out of service. If you have a reservoir system, it will remain functional during the process.
Can you tell ahead of time if the process will be successful?
We can typically anticipate our degree of success. If we do not feel your well is a good candidate for our processes, we will not treat the well. Our goal is for a successful treatment and more water from your well.
What is the success rate?
We have a 95% success rate in obtaining significantly more water; often doubling or tripling current water production.
If I decide to wait to have my well treated, what might happen?
A water well performs as a large underground filter to provide clean, clear water. As time goes on, the well and the surrounding formation continue to collect sediments and contaminates. This condition may continue and result in loss of production or well failure. A water well is a valuable asset and needs to be maintained.
If my well has decreased production and I want to move forward, what is the process?
The process begins with a call to Water Recovery Services at 509-535-0525.
- WRS will collect information about your well, the problem, and the location of the well.
- We request a copy of your Well Log, also known as a Driller’s Report. When a well is drilled, a report is filed by the drilling company and sent to the state in which you reside.
- A site visit will be scheduled to inspect the well site and the pump system.
- A quote and contract will be prepared for the work anticipated.
How do I find my Well Log/Driller’s Report if I don’t have one in my possession?
In Washington you can Google “Washington water well reports,” or contact the Department of Ecology. In Idaho go to the Idaho Department of Water Resources website, or contact them directly. For both states, you will need the unique well ID Tag Number, found on the side of the well casing for your well, or your property parcel number and legal description.
I need to know how many gallons per minute a well is pumping. Do you provide that service?
We provide pump performance tests and water well flow tests, and submit water samples for quality analysis. This is often a part of the rehabilitation process.
What does well rehabilitation typically cost?
Depending on the depth, location of the well, and the process utilized, costs range from $2,100 to $4,800 for the average well.
Do you guarantee your work?
We are fully licensed and bonded and stand behind our workmanship.
Do you service and treat wells during the winter months?
Yes, we work year-round.
Do you accept credit cards for payment?
No, we do not accept credit card payment.