The Best Solution to Remove our Well Sediment
It was suggested by another friend that a vacuum truck might be a better way to get the mud out.
Shallow Well Clean Out
So I arranged to have a local pumping contractor come over and try to remove the well sediment. Before he came, I pumped all the water into a tank and several garbage cans.
No sense in wasting any and, we might need this water later to loosen up the mud and spray down the inside of the well casing to clean it.
Our well is near a road so the owner of the vacuum truck, Mike was able to park close by. He ran his three inch suction hose down the slope and into the well.
It didn’t take long to see that this was working. The strength of the suction was impressive and the well sediment was coming out. The first few feet the mud was soft and it pumped pretty quickly.
The deeper he went the harder the mud became and had the consistency of clay.
Drain Pipe removal
He was able to free that big six inch drain pipe and pull it up out of the way. The old water hose also became free and we got it out of the way too. After a few hours Mike reached the bottom and we could hear gravel coming up the hose.
I checked the depth with a tape and we were down fifteen feet.
He was able to get almost all the mud out, and his hose was just long enough to reach the bottom. I was relieved that this worked so well.
Last thing to do is to get the lids back on the well.
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