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Pump Service & Repair

Siegert Water Wells, Inc. offers counter sales on a full line of pump tanks, pipe parts, and well accessories for the do-it-yourselfer. Our goal is to keep our current and future customers satisfied and make it priority to do so. We are a full-service company that can keep your water supplied.

Pump Troubleshooting & Leak Repairs

Siegert Water Wells, Inc. repairs and replaces:

  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Control Boxes
  • Booster Pumps
  • Pressure Tanks
  • Pipe both Steel and PVC
  • Other miscellaneous fittings required for water well
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Floats & Weights
  • Ground Storage Tanks

Pumping Systems – Constant Pressure Systems

What are ground storage tank systems?

With a typical storage tank system, when the water level in the storage tank drops about a foot from the top, the top float switch triggers the well pump to come on. The well pump pushes water up through the drop pipe to the surface and into the storage tank. The check valve keeps water from flowing back into the well. When the storage tank is full, the top float switch shuts the well pump off.

The booster pump system can be either a standard pressure system with a 20-psi range same as last time or a constant pressure system with a +/- 2 psi range from selected setting. When either the pressure switch or pressure sensor turns on the booster pump, it pulls water from the storage tank to supply the pressure tank… that in turn supplies water to the house or irrigation system. If the storage tank is ever empty, the bottom float switch will shut off the booster pump to prevent it from overheating.

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Benefits of a storage tank system:

Well water has a lot of dissolved sulfur gas that gives water a “rotten egg” smell. The storage tank will allow the gas to vent off. Just like carbonation in a soft drink, when the water is not under pressure, the gas will “boil” off.

The pump in the well will start about 1/20th of the time. Starts are very hard on pumps and should be limited as much as possible. This water well system will double or triple the life of the average pump. Additionally, because the well pump is discharging the water into this “zero-pressure” storage tank, you can use a smaller pump in the well than with a non-storage tank water well. Smaller pumps last longer and cost less to replace.

If the tank is installed uphill from the home, you will have water even when the power is off.

The tank allows sediment to fall out of the water without restricting the pressure. The tank also removes iron from the water. The tank can hold several hundred gallons of sediment before it needs to be cleaned. Cleaning is easily done with a dump valve and flushing.

A water well can be used to supplement your rainwater collection system during extended periods of drought. We will set a float switch in the middle of the tank to establish the minimum volume you want to store in your system at all times. The well will maintain that volume in the storage tank while leaving the volume in the top of the tank available for rainwater harvesting.

Storage tanks can also be used independently of water wells or rainwater harvesting by having public drinking water delivered in 2000-gallon loads.


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Pressure Tanks

Standard Pressure Water Well System

The basic (Standard Pressure) residential water well system (with a steel sleeve wellhead) looks like the diagram below. The submersible pump pushes water up through the drop pipe to the surface. The check valve keeps water from flowing back into the well. The pressure switch turns the pump on when the pressure drops and off when the pressure builds up. This happens over a 20-psi range usually set on 40 off 60 but this can be adjusted. The pressurized water is stored in the pressure tank – typically 80 or 100 gallons. If the system builds too much pressure, the relief valve will release the excess pressure to prevent the pump from being damaged. If the well produces less water than your water demand over a period of time and the well temporarily runs dry, a Pump Saver device will shut off the pump to protect the pump from overheating and potentially weakening the casing and causing it to collapse.

This has been the tried and true system for generations. It works in almost every situation. But it does have some drawbacks.

If your well produces less water than your demand at any given moment, the Pump Saver will protect the system from damage… but you are still temporarily out of water. Or when the pump finally wears out and needs replaced, you are left without water until the pump can be replaced. In these situations, it is beneficial to have a storage tank system with your well. Click here for information on how a storage tank system can help you.

Another drawback of this standard pressure system is that the pump turns on and off as the pressure in the pressure tank rises and falls by 20 psi range usually set on 40 off 60 but this can be adjusted.. During high usage times (such as long showers or lawn irrigation), this results in a high number of pump starts and stops. These hard starts/stops are what wears pumps out and shortens their lifespan. This 20-psi pressure range can (at best) be frustrating in the shower and (at worst) problematic for your irrigation system since your sprinklers will throw farther/shorter as the pressure rises/falls. This can result in dry/brown spots in your lawn. A solution to all of these problems can be a constant pressure system operated off of a variable frequency drive (VFD).


Constant Pressure Water Well System

You can have constant pressure on your private water well system … just like city water. The pump controller converts single phase 230-volt power to three phases 230 volt power. It varies the frequency to control the speed of the pump. This allows the pump to turn at the speed necessary to provide constant pressure.

As flow demand changes, the motor changes speed to maintain a constant pressure. Standard systems vary the pressure by 20 psi same as a conventional setup while this system allows a variance of only 2 psi. There are different models of controllers for each type of pump application. In some cases, the constant pressure system is less expensive than the standard system for the long haul.

A typical constant pressure water well system. The submersible pump pushes water up through the drop pipe to the surface. The check valve keeps water from flowing back into the well. When the pressure in the system drops by 5 psi, a pressure sensor tells the pump controller to turn on the pump.

Then, as described above, the controller varies the speed of the pump to maintain the pressure to within 2 psi of your desired setting (under most conditions). The pressure is stored in a small pressure tank – typically 20 gallons (as opposed to an 84-gallon tank or larger for a basic/standard system). The pump controller is programmed to recognize a variety of conditions that might damage the pump and to temporarily shut off the pump in those situations.

Should the pump controller fail to monitor the pressure and the system builds too much pressure, the relief valve will release the excess pressure.

This system is great for those homeowners who want the assurance of full pressure throughout their showers. It is also beneficial for reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The most common usage of these constant pressure systems is for irrigation. When the pressure varies in the basic/standard system, so does the distance that your sprinkler heads throw the water.

As a result, you can get dry/brown patches in your lawn. With the constant pressure system, your sprinklers will throw the same distance every time. Another advantage to the constant pressure system is that as long as there is at least a 1 GPM water demand, your pump stays on. With a basic/standard system you pump could cycle on and off hundreds of times during an irrigation cycle. This can shorten the life of your pump by 2-3 years, or more.

Another advantage to the constant pressure system is that when the pump does start/stop, it does so gradually. This too can lengthen the life of your pump.


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Submersible Pumps

Submersible Pumps or Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) is a pump that may be submerged in a liquid or fluid. The motor is hermetically sealed and is encapsulated in the body of the pump casing. This ensures that the motor will remain functional even when it is submerged in liquid, usually water, storm water or sewage. Submersible dry pit pumps can be installed without being submerged, unlike wet well submersible pump installations dry well stations are not flooded with water or sewage. They are typically built below ground level, the dry well pumping station is most vulnerable to flooding, thus the use of a submersible pump to protect the motor from liquids. The biggest problem becomes how to keep the submersible pump motor cooled, the popular way is with a cooling jacket. Other names for submersible pumps may include sump pump or sewage pump.

Submersible pumps vary in size and capacity depending on the conditions, required GPM discharge, head/lift condition, as well as friction losses from distance of piping, valves and fittings. Proper sizing is most important. Some submersible pumps are automatic incorporating a float switch built into the pump itself, larger systems usually relay on a control panel and float switches to operate one or more pumps.


Pump Types
Submersible pumps consist of both sump pumps and sewage pumps. The submersible pump can be used in a number of other applications as well such as well pumps, fountain pumps.

How Sump Pumps work
Submersible pumps work by protecting their motors from the liquid being pumped. Usually, the motors are placed in water tight compartment filled with air or oil. Most motors used in submersible pumps are electric.

Applications 
Submersible pumps are typically used for effluent and sewage for basements, loading docks, low lying areas where water collects, sewage drains that are below sewer from restrooms in homes and businesses.

Features
Submersible pumps feature a submerged motor (either air-filled or oil-filled motors) and different impellers which are designed to accommodate solids of various sizes.

Types of Fluids 
Submersible pumps are designed to handle water and thinner liquids. They can pump liquids with or without solids when proper impeller type is chosen.

Advantages  
Submersible pumps eliminate vertical column shafts, bearings, housings and other wearable parts, they are more compact and reduce installation costs. They are shorter and usually have a smaller footprint. Cost savings for conversions from Vertical Column pumps to submersible.


Submersible Pump Repair Services

Siegert Water Wells, Inc. can repair, rebuild, redesign, or upgrade your submersible pump to get it back in service as quick as possible with the reliability that you expect. We stand behind every rebuild or repair with our workmanship guarantee. Siegert Water Wells, Inc. will create peace of mind and system longevity.

  • Onsite troubleshooting
  • Removal of submersible pump from jobsite (If required)
  • Complete disassembly and inspection including non-destructive testing and precise measuring.
  • Submersible pump parts fabrication or rebuilt (As necessary)
  • Motor diagnostic analyzer/tester
  • Reassembly
  • Motor analysis
  • Delivery

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Trenching Service

Siegert Water Wells, Inc. offers trenching services for residential, irrigation, water lines and ponds. With every job, we strive to provide the best quality, efficiency, and safety possible at a fair price to our customers.

Trenching Services Offered

  • Water lines
  • Electric line (to well from service panel only)
  • Tying two or more water wells or water sources together

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Water Well Drilling

The most valuable asset you can have for your home or business is a clean, potable, and abundant water supply. Whether it’s for home use or irrigation a water well can be the most important investment you make in your home or business. Becoming informed is the most valuable tool you have before making this investment.

What are the basics of a water well?

A well is a bored hole in the ground. Steel or plastic well casing will be placed in the bore hole to support unstable earth formations. A seal is placed at the top of the casing to prevent contamination into the well from surface water. The stable formation beneath the casing is often the water bearing zone. In this zone a screen and gravel pack may be installed depending on the formation. After completion the well is then tested for water yield. This is done by either blowing air into the well or bailing the well. Your contractor may also perform some basic water quality tests at this point. Once construction has been completed your contractor will produce a well log which acts as a blue print for both the earth formation they encountered and a build sheet for the well. With this well log a pump contractor can design your new pump system.

How much does it cost to drill a well?

There is never an exact number until the project is finished. Each well formation can and will be different than another. The best thing to do is when looking over a proposal from a drilling contractor make sure they have specific pricing on the following:

  • Price of drilling per foot
  • Price and size of casing per foot
  • Cost of materials per unit “such as seal, cement, etc.”
  • Cost of development and testing
  • Cost of pump system
  • Labor to drill

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Water Filtration & Purification

There are many different water filters to choose from, and they do not require a major renovation or big investment of time and money. This guide will help you choose the best water filters for your home.

Need help installing your new water filtration system? Siegert Water Wells, Inc. installs major brands of water purification systems including water filters, whole house water softeners, water treatment systems and more in order to effectively improve your home’s water quality.

Types of Water Filtration Systems

Whether you want to install an entire home water filtration system or simply start using a water filtering pitcher, the solutions below outlines the options for the best water filters you can choose from for your home.

  • Water Softening Systems
  • Whole House Water Filter Systems
  • Rainwater Harvesting/Collection
  • Ozone Water Treatment Systems
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Systems
  • Iron & Manganese Systems
  • Acid Neutralizer Systems
  • Sediment Filters & Sand Trap Systems

If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs…if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair…or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water.

If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.

Soft water makes a difference you can see and feel

  • Soap & shampoo lathers better and won’t leave stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs
  • Dishes clean more easily and dry spot-free
  • Clothes come out of the laundry cleaner, softer & brighter
  • Water Heater & Appliances last longer with less maintenance

In the Bathroom

Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets.

In the Laundry

Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33{ab27bcecd697f40b86e5e626c673e0b584e9382269a967afc3ea8f3ec953449c}. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.

In the Kitchen

Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.

Throughout the House

Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why?, because water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30{ab27bcecd697f40b86e5e626c673e0b584e9382269a967afc3ea8f3ec953449c} faster.


How a Water Softener Works


Hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water.

When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the control valve charges them with brine (salt and water solution) from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads, replaced with sodium or potassium ions; and the system is ready to soften water again.


How the Water Softener Regeneration Process Works


There are 3 basic types of water softener controls that are used in residential applications to manage the regeneration process. The control valve will manage the frequency of recharging the resin beads that clean the water and flushing the contaminated water out of the system.
Computerized Control

The most popular of the 3 types, computerized systems regenerate based on actual water usage. If you are away on vacation or if you have guests staying, the control will adjust accordingly. Computerized controls are programmed with grain capacity of the softener, water hardness and how many people are in the home. Since this type of unit only regenerates when necessary, it is the most efficient in salt pellet usage.

Timer Controlled

This type of system regenerates based on a time clock. The control is set to run at a predetermined time, regardless of the actual amount of water that has run through the system. Timer controlled systems tend to be less costly than computerized, however salt usage tends to be higher and there may be times when un-softened water is delivered due to higher than expected demand.

Manually Controlled

Although rare, there are some applications where a manually controlled system is needed. Manual systems simply use a lever control valve that regenerate when you want it to. An example of a manual control application is when a permanent drain is not available and a hose is temporarily used to flush the waste water. It’s best to oversize the system in this case so that the system doesn’t need to be regenerated as often.

Whole House Water Filter Systems & Replacement Filters

Whole house water filters provide water filtration at the point of entry to your home. They help ensure quality water throughout your home because clean, filtered water emerges from every water source in the house. Filtering water through a whole house water filter helps reduce the risks of both drinking and showering in contaminated water.

For centuries, people have relied on rainwater harvesting to supply water for household, landscape, livestock, and agricultural uses. Before large centralized water supply systems were developed, rainwater was collected from roofs and stored on site in tanks known as cisterns.

With the development of large, reliable water treatment and distribution systems and more affordable well drilling equipment, rain harvesting systems have been all but forgotten, even though they offer a source of pure, soft, low sodium water.

A renewed interest in this time-honored approach has emerged in Texas and elsewhere due to:

  • health benefits of rainwater
  • collection systems
  • the escalating environmental and economic costs of providing water by centralized water systems or by well drilling

Our focus is to insure water quality by utilizing the area’s abundance of rainfall. This water will not make contact with the ground; therefore, eliminating pesticides, herbicides, iron, calcium, magnesium, heavy metals and other substances.

You will be in control of your water supply at all times. Instead of adding chlorine, the natural U.V. light will act as a disinfectant. Fluoride is ideal in mouthwash and toothpaste but certainly not intended as a part of drinking water.

For you to use during municipal down times or the occasional accidental contamination periods, we will install a large storage vessel for your reliance. This leaves municipal water supply as a back-up.

By rainwater not having calcium or magnesium this eliminates the worry of prematurely replacing appliances such as the water heater, dishwasher, ice maker, and plumbing fixtures due to erosion.

The water filled storage tanks serve as fire protection, and could help lower insurance premiums by a great deal. (Check with you agent.)

The amperage load for the pumping system calculates a much lower cost per gallon of water delivered as compared to municipal supplier charges. The rate of a supplier is likely to increase periodically. In the event of a power failure, a small generator will run the pump to keep in pressurized water. You can be off the grid!

Ozone has been used to purify water since the late 19th century. Ozone is a naturally occurring material that is more efficient and cheaper to use than other chemical water treatments.

  • Natural safe Ozone Gas
  • Ozone gas produced on site from air
  • No chlorine or chemical residuals
  • Eliminate hydrogen sulfide “rotten-egg” odors
  • Kills iron bacteria and coliform bacteria
  • Removes hydrogen sulfide “rotten-egg” odors
  • Great for disinfecting surface water from lakes and rivers

How Does Ozone Work?


Ozone is made from oxygen in air and is a powerful oxidizing agent similar to chlorine or hydrogen peroxide. After the ozone is injected into the water, iron, manganese and other metals are oxidized (turned into a solid particle) in preparation for filtration. Ozone also destroys bacteria and odors and leaves the water smelling fresh and clean.

Hydrogen peroxide (“H2O2”) is a powerful oxidizing agent, much more powerful than aeration, chlorine or potassium permanganate. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into oxygen and water leaving no trace of chemical residues. For problem well water containing iron, iron bacteria, manganese and/or “rotten-egg” sulfur odor “H2S” (hydrogen sulfide gas) hydrogen peroxide systems are an excellent choice.

When peroxide is added to water a large amount of dissolved oxygen is released and a powerful oxidizing effect occurs. Coliform and iron bacteria are killed, and tannins are oxidized. This type of iron filter system handles the absolute worst type of water reliably and effectively.

Peroxide oxidizes the iron, manganese and sulfur odors to a solid form that the catalytic carbon can remove. For many applications no contact tank is required, and the hydrogen peroxide is effectively removed by the catalytic carbon media.

  • Eliminate sulfur & other odors.
  • Remove iron, manganese
  • Kill iron bacteria.
  • No chemical residuals.
  • Enjoy low maintenance.

How Do Peroxide Systems Aid Iron Removal?


A peristaltic pump automatically injects a small amount of hydrogen peroxide ahead of an auto-backwash filter containing a special grade of catalytic activated carbon.

The peroxide pump is installed so that when your well pump turns on, the peroxide pump turns on, and injects a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Alternatively a proportional-feed system can be used.

The Centaur Carbon Backwash filter automatically removes iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide (sulfur rotten-egg odors). Removes all residual peroxide if any is left in the water after the contact tank.

For water very high in iron, hydrogen sulfide gas, or coliform bacteria, the optional contact tank is recommended.

Iron filters oxidize (turn to rust) dissolved ferrous iron in water to an insoluble particle and trap the iron (now “rust”) in the iron filter media. A periodic backwash cleans out the rust and flushes the filter media clean.

Oxidizing iron filters use either air, potassium permanganate, chlorine or ozone to aid the filter media in oxidizing the iron. In some cases, there is already enough dissolved oxygen present so no additional oxidizers are needed.

Eliminate iron stains and offensive “rotten egg” odors.

  • Stops iron stains from occurring
  • Provides clean, odor free water
  • Protects your water softener equipment from ”iron fouling”
  • Protects plumbing fixtures, appliances and clothing
  • Protects pipes from iron clogging and black oxidation

In deep water wells, manganese can be found in concentrations as high as 2 to 3 parts per million. In general, it is very difficult to remove from water because of complexes it forms that are dependent on certain states of oxidation, pH, and the presence of other minerals.

Ion exchange, sodium form cation softening, or oxidation/filtration are the most common met hods of manganese removal.

The chemical name for soda ash is sodium carbonate, chemical formula Na2CO3. It is more basic, that is, less acidic, than sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), whose chemical formula is NaHCO3. The purpose of sodium carbonate is simply to increase pH.

Its use in water treatment is to increase the pH of acidic waters.

  • Activated carbon filters
  • Catalytic carbon filters
  • Acid neutralizing filters
  • Chlorine and chloramine Filter for city water

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