Many owners of wells wonder if drought conditions have a significant impact on the supply of groundwater for household water wells. While there is no definitive data on the effects of drought on water wells and pumps, dropping water levels have left some well pumps high and dry. The private well owners who just use their wells for irrigation are not in as much jeopardy from drought as those who use their wells to run their whole house.
Changing weather patterns have prompted some well drillers to drill new wells at deeper depths than are considered typical. Experts say, however, if the pump is lowered in an extreme drought, the problem of dryness should be fixed. Another common fix is to install a cistern to collect and store hundreds or thousands of gallons. Then, as drought conditions diminish, groundwater recharging is available.
You never want to try to deepen your well or remove a pump by yourself because you may seriously damage working parts or destabilize the hole and contaminate the water supply. All home and business well owners should hire the licensed professionals from Rowan Well Drilling for any kind of well repair in Cabarrus County, NC. We also serve many satisfied customers throughout Rowan, Iredell, Gaston, Randolph, Davidson, Davie, Union, Catawba, and Montgomery counties. If you keep your water well properly cleaned and maintained you will fare better in the case of extreme drought.