WELL RECOVERY RATE TESTING NOVA SCOTIA
How Can I Know I Won’t Run Out of Water?
Our “Well Recovery Rate Test” will answer that question
- Non-Intrusive Procedure: We use a sonar-type measuring tool.
- Time On Site: 2 hours. (Set-up, 60 Min Test, Pack-up.)
- Same-Day Reporting: Accurate Recovery Rate in gallons per minute (GPM) as well as an easy-to-understand Well Recovery Report.
- A Certified Water Technician performs the Well Recovery Test.
- Our Promise: We promise to provide an accurate, unbiased analysis of your water. We will NOT misrepresent the facts or raise any unnecessary concerns.
- Payment Options: Cash, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, E-Transfer.
“How Can I Know I Won’t Run Out of Water?”
That is one of the biggest concerns a home buyer will have about a home, especially if they are moving from “city water”…having never had a well before.
It can make or break a deal…
Our “Well Recovery Rate Test” will answer that question.
When all factors are considered, including:
- Recovery Rate (obviously)
- Total Depth of the Well (volume of water available for use)
- Depth of the Pump
- Static Level of Water (distance from top of well casing to the water level)
- Number of Occupants (that will be living in the house).
…a mathematically-based analysis can put one’s mind at rest
If the Recovery Rate of a well is low (1gpm), but the well is deep (ie 300′ of water), you’ve got over 400 gallons available to use.
If 4 people have 15-minute showers, one right after the other, with a water usage rate of 4 gallons per minute (that’s a high estimate)…you’ve only removed 240 gallons of the available 400.
PLUS, over that 60 minutes, 60 gallons flowed back into the well…so after 60 minutes you still have 160 + 60 = 220 gallons.
A low Recovery Rate generally isn’t as scary as it sounds.
NOTE: The discussion on this page assumes a “drilled” well. We don’t do Recovery Rate testing on “dug” wells.
- DON’T schedule the Recovery Rate Testing and Septic Die Testing the same day.
- DON’T wait to schedule your Recovery Test the day before you need it. We’re often booked up 2-4 days in advance…
- DO make sure the well cap is accessible.
- DO remind homeowners to use as little water possible on the morning of the day we perform our Recovery Rate Test.