Low yields from wells can be the result of the drilling
process in new wells or the Bio-fouling of the aquifer's formation
in pre-existing wells.
Ogden Wells is well versed in the development
and re-development of wells to increase or restore yields
to those satisfactory of our clients water needs. We first
examine the cause of the problem, then design and conduct
one of the following procedures to increase the yield of
- Hydro-fracturing - The process
of cleaning the borehole with high pressure & high volumes
of water. This is one of the most popular methods for the
development of low-yield bedrock wells.
- Surging & Pumping - This
method is performed with a cable tool drilling rig by running
blocks in and up & down pattern within the borehole to
force water in and out of the aquifer. The water is pumped
the hole during this process to discharge any sediment
from the formation. This technique is most common in gravel
but also works on bedrock wells where other wells are
close by and Hydro-fracturing can intercept and cause problems
for those wells.
- High Pressure Jetting - High
pressure water jets are used to remove scale from pre-existing
wells or to develop newly installed gravel wells.
- Chemical Agitation- Chemicals
are induced into the borehole, then agitated to remove
iron or slime build-up.