What Is Wrong With My Water Well?
What is wrong with my water well?
If you are finding some odd looking crap in your well or a repulsive smell, there is likely something wrong with your water well. Below are some guidelines for a starting point, however this is not intended to diagnose a well problem, please ensure to test your water property for a accurate diagnosis of a well problem.
Bacteria = White or clear slime
Iron = Red/brown staining
Manganese = Black staining
Sulfates = Green/blue
Calcium = White
Silica = Does not contribute to hardness, but provides scale
Sodium = Effects PH of water, does not contribute to hardness
Alkalinity = Above PH of 7
Acidity = Water below PH of 7
Sulfate = Can act as a laxative and is bitter in taste
Hydrogen Sulfate = Gas given off that smells of rotten eggs
Dissolved Oxygen Bubbles = Causes iron and brass to rapidly darken
Carbon Dioxide = Escapes as bubbles of gas
Ammonia gas bubbles = Smell of ammonia
Cloudy = Salt presentation
Earthy smells = Mold-like bacteria, algal-like bacteria originating from streptomycetes (from surface) or Cyanobacteria (water based)
Fecal smell = Contamination from fecal waste such as septic
Fresh vegetable scent = Green algae, diatoms, and desmids can resemble rotting vegetables when in an advanced stage of bloom
Chemical smell = Gasoline, and solvents often from contamination or natural occurring benzene, ethyl-benzene or xylene.
Wolverine Drilling Inc.
We provide well monitoring services using current and relevant technology required, as well as, log and record hydraulic pressure levels from a start date to end date.