Well System

Well Systems are devised and implemented to deliver groundwater to your home for drinking, washing dishes and clothing, and bathing.  This system must be well-constructed to ensure durability and deep enough to guarantee consistency of water flow. Get more information on well construction and groundwater information here.

Things You Should Know About Your Well System

  • Casing
    • is essential to the strength of the well
    • acts as a barrier against surface and subsurface contaminants–pollutants and microorganisms
    • houses the pipe and pump that delivers the water to your home
    • meet specification requirements
  • Intake Section
    • could be a hole in the bedrock or screened and gravel-packed
    • allows water to enter well
  • A Yield Test
    • will determine if further work to remove any obstructions
    • has a minimum of one hour to perform accurate measurements
  • Proper disinfection must be performed
  • Well Cap
    • should be placed until connected to the structure
    • should be vented to release any gases
    • should have a barrier against contaminants, insects, and other foreign materials

SourceWhat exactly is a drilled well? from EPA.gov

Water System

Water systems, the engine of your water supply, should be monitored and maintained on a regular basis to ensure your water flow is not impacted. The components that make up your water system are pumps, filtration system, pipes, and electrical components.  Should you have any concern that your water system is not operating correctly, please free to call us for answers or assistance, 570-675-8212.

Some Questions to Ask Yourself

  • Is there intermittent water pressure?
  • Does the water more cloudy or dirty when you use more of it?
  • Does the water taste strange?

Willis Ide & Son, LLC’s Experience with Well and Water Systems

Northeastern Pennsylvania water is likely to:

  • Have lower pH
  • Be moderately hard
  • Contain iron

We have over 60 years’ experience working with well and water systems in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.  We have dealt with different soil compositions found in this area, and know how to handle your water needs to ensure that you have quickest results with the least maintenance.  Getting the job done right the first time is our goal.