When selling or purchasing a home with a well it is important to perform a well quantity test to evaluate the well’s capacity to provide a sufficient quantity of water over a period of time to support the home’s needs. Some local Boards of Health require a 4-hour drawdown test, while other towns either have no specific requirement or will accept a 1-hour test. This 4-hour quantity test will produce the following calculated results: Static Water Level, 24-Hour Total Volume, Sustained Pumping Rate, and Recovery Rate of the well. Using the Static Water Level and well depth, these results are compared to the state or local guidelines or recommendations to evaluate the well’s performance.
A home without a sufficient water source can be a health hazard. Not to mention the affect that a well producing an insufficient quantity of water could have on the potential property value.
What to Expect
The 4-Hr Quantity Test is performed by SafeWell Water Quality Specialists. The following is the service delivery process:
- Schedule an appointment with SafeWell
- Professional arrives at your home
- Removes well cap and sets up sonar measuring device
- Attaches a quantity output gauge to water outlet
- Well drawdown measurements monitored
- Well recovery recorded
- 4 hours for a completed test
- Next steps are identified
- Report with results is emailed
- Follow up phone discussion