What Is Wrong With My Water Well?

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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.