Water wells have a life cycle and they require maintenance similar to most industrial equipment. Performance monitoring can help detect the early signs of well deterioration. A well-specific maintenance plan will address these issues before they become critical. For wells that have not been appropriately maintained, Waterline provides rehabilitation services. Waterline staff routinely help our clients extend the operational lifespan of their wells and reduce operating costs.
Well Water Levels and Flow Rates: The pumping capacity of a well may decline over time as the well ages and the screen becomes plugged by sediment, mineral precipitate, or bacteria. Waterline can help identify declining well capacity by evaluating pumping levels, flow rates, and water quality over time.
Water Quality: The water chemistry in a well system should remain relatively stable. Monitoring key water quality parameters allows Waterline to identify changes occurring in the system that increase the potential for minerals to precipitate and plug the well screen, filter pack, and aquifer.
Well Maintenance & Rehabilitation
Downhole Camera Surveys: A quick method to assess downhole well conditions and determine if rehabilitation is required.
Mechanical Rehabilitation: Designed to remove fines, mineral scale, or biofilms near the borehole so water flows more freely to the well. Methods include brushing, surging, jetting, gas impulse and over-pumping.
Chemical Rehabilitation: Approved chemicals used in combination with mechanical methods to break down minerals and biofilms behind the well screen and into the formation.