Friday, August 8, 2008

The Water Problem May be Solved

My dad came over today to try to prime the water pump. After dumping large amounts of water down the pipe to the foot valve and the pipe not filling up we marched out to the well (which I'd had a 1000 gallons of water dumped into on Wednesday) to pull out and check the valve to see if it was stuck open.

We looked down.

The water was at at the same level it had been at before the 1000 gallon delivery.

Our well is very likely toast. I have to have someone out to check and confirm but we do live near a mine and blasting can crack a well.

Oh well. It happened at a time of the year when we can get a new well. It happened when Shannon was away and we don't use as much water. It happened when we finally have the money to pay to fix the problem. All in all, I'm glad it happened now.


molytail said...

I don't really know anything about wells (always been on town water), but I'm glad the timing allows for you to deal with/fix/replace things that need it! :-)

lorraine m said...

Yep, always good to see the bright side of things.