How to Prepare your Well for Summer droughts in Northeast Georgia

How to Prepare your Water Well for Summer 2022 in Northeast Georgia.

Summer In Georgia Will Be ‘Sizzling,’ says the Farmers’ Almanac.   The prediction is that summer 2022 in Georgia will be a scorcher with lots of humidity and big thunderstorms.  The timeless wisdom of the Farmers’ Almanac  suggested Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid and late June and early and late July with tropical storms mid to late August.   Having your own well water source in the summer can be comforting that you don’t have to heed the drought warnings from municipal systems but you are not immune to drought and it’s important to know the steps to take to conserve the water in your well.  Additionally with the heavy rains expected this year, your well may be subject to contamination from flooding.

Water Wells can be the refuge your family deserves as long as they are checked and maintained regularly.  Here are some practical tips to keeping your well working confidently through anything the weather brings to Georgia this summer.

Know Your Well

First, it helps to know how deep the well is and where the water is coming from.  Do you have a bored or drilled well?  Next, it helps to know how much water your well produces (yield).   If you do not know the yield of your well you could check with the original well driller to see if they have a record how much water it produces and how deep the well is. If the you don’t know who that is or they don’t keep records, we can perform a yield test on your well.

If you are searching for water well repair near me in Hall Co, White Co, Habersham Co, Rabun County, Towns County, Union County, Banks County, Gwinnett County, Lumpkin County and surrounding Northeast Georgia areas, know that we can help you!  You will want to call us before any issues arise like low water yield, sudden onset of brown water when it rains, etc.

Perform Maintenance on the Pumps

Next, you want to be sure you have your well pumps serviced regularly.  You wouldn’t drive your car every day without maintaining its systems and still expect it to run indefinitely.  Your well water is all the more important and deserves maintenance on a regular schedule.  Keep your well maintained so you have confidence that your well is in the best condition and you won’t have to worry about no water coming out of your tap or emergency dispatch to service a broken down well pump!

If you have any questions about how we can assist you in maintaining your pumps, make sure to give us a call! We’d love to answer anything you have to ask.

Add Water Storage Options

Droughts can cause your well to stop refilling with water, or to do so at a much slower rate that usual. You will want to be sure you have water storage available if that happens.

The most basic water storage on your property is a simple installation you can do yourself.   Rain barrels installed on the down spots of your house are a great source for watering lawns and the garden. They are even handy for washing the cars. There are many DIY options for installation and if you need professionals to teach you, the Soquee River Watershed Association in Clarkesville, Ga has held classes and regularly offer barrels through the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Clarkesville, GA. You can check with your local watershed or online for resources.

There are options available to install a water storage tanks that connect to your well system.  We can help you with those giving your whole home uninterrupted access to fresh, clean water in North Georgia.

Final Thoughts

If you haven’t had your well inspected in the last year, contact us.  We are here to help you prepare for the summer. That way you have no worries about the summer weather ahead.