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:
- Control Boxes
- Booster Pumps
- Pressure Tanks
- Pipe both Steel and PVC
- Other miscellaneous fittings required for water well
Pumping Systems – Constant Pressure Systems
What are ground storage tank systems?
A typical storage tank system looks like the diagram to the right. 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 or a constant pressure system with a 2 psi range. 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 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.
Most storage tank designs stop here. But the problem is that if your well or well pump has a problem and is not properly filling the storage tank, you would never know (unless you were checking on it regularly) until you were completely out of water. We install a middle float switch in the tank. This float switch will temporarily shut off the booster pump if the water level in the storage tank falls to that point. When that occurs can flip a switch to turn the booster system back on and call us to come service the well or well pump. This provides you the reliability that everyone deserves from their water system.
Siegert Water Wells, Inc. doesn’t stop at the drilling. 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.
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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We are more than happy to give advice on which solution is most suitable for your needs. Why not ask us to view your property and discuss the various options with you now. Our advice is free!