Sunday, August 3, 2014

We have water

Yep. We've definitely got water. Siirtola (the well driller) told us it would take a few hours to clear up so we should just keep the water running until it stopped looking murky. That was early Friday afternoon. The hose is still running. Each time the S.O. checks, there are still visible "fines" swirling around. I figure, based on the pump having a return rate of 10 gallons per minute, that over the past two days we've pumped at least 20,000 gallons of water out of that hole. I don't think we're ever going to have to worry about the well going dry.


  1. How many gallons does an olympic size pool hold?

  2. A lot more than we sucked out of the ground.

  3. So, your pump is a little wimpy?


  4. In Utah we had to pack all our water home from town. I had a 300 gallon tank in the truck, the water filling station in town would fill it in about 30 seconds.

  5. Our well water is not great. We have a filter connected and it accumulates something that looks like graphite - Also high iron. What can you do?
    the ol'Buzzard

  6. This is interesting shit to ponder on. If I had to call in a drilling rig I'm pretty sure I would want them to go past the first vein and get deeper where there may be better and more water.

    But if I was the drill rig owner I might be more than happy to stop at 32 feet, knowing that in a few years I would be called back to set up the rig again.



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