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Add Google’s +1 button to your site

In a word: yes!

Why? Let’s explore a few reasons:

1. Blogging increases the number of visitors to your site

In 2009, allergy HubSpot, order a producer of Internet marketing software, conducted a study of 1,531 of their customers. The study showed that the customers that blogged were receiving 55% more Web site visitors than those who did not.

2. Blogging increases the number of inbound links

Inbound links signal to search engines that your site has authority, which improves your search engine ranking. In the same study, HubSpot discovered that customers who blog received 97% more inbound links.

3. Blogging increases the number of indexed pages for your site

Blogging increases the number of pages on your site (since each blog post is a new page), which, in turn, increases the number of pages that search engines index. In fact, the study above showed that customers that blogged had 434% more indexed pages than those that did not. The number of indexed pages is important because each indexed page increases your chance of appearing in a search results page.

4. Blogging results in leads, which result in customer acquisitions

Ultimately, it’s all about acquiring customers. If a marketing channel doesn’t lead to conversions, it doesn’t matter what the other statistics say, it is not worth the time and money. According to HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report, 46% of businesses with blogs have acquired a customer from that channel, making it the best social media channel as far as customer acquisition is concerned (and considering only the raw percentages). If you’re selling primarily to consumers, that number is 57%, which puts it in second place to Facebook, at 68%.

 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started blogging. If you need a hand, give us a call toll-free and with no obligation. Or, check back here in a few days for tips on getting started with blogging.
For some, page this post might seem dated. After all, thumb according to Wikipedia, the term has been around for over 10 years. And yet, for many people, the term blog is still somewhat of a mystery. I recently suggested that a client find someone to blog about him. “What does that mean?” he asked. “I mean that you should have someone who owns a blog write something about you and post it on his/her blog,” I replied. And hence we come to the question in the title of this blog post. Since you are reading this post on a blog, you might have some idea of what a blog is, but that doesn’t mean that you could answer that question easily. Wikipedia’s article on the term “Blog” provides a good explanation:

A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Notice the careful language, including terms such as “most,” “commonly,” and “usually.” It would be nice if there was a simple answer to the question, “what is a blog?” Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), blogs come in all shapes and sizes. There is no simple answer.

As an inbound marketer, what do I like to see in a blog? Here are a few things:

  1. It is updated on a regular basis (the more often, the better)
  2. It offers easy methods of sharing content
  3. The freshest content is front-and-center with popular content also promoted
  4. Readers are invited to participate (comment)
  5. It provides at least one method of subscribing to updates (a “feed” and perhaps email notifications)

How about you? Have anything to add?
So, recuperation you have a Web site and now you want to know how to get people sharing your site through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Each of the major social media outlets now offer easy tools for you to enable this functionality on your Web site. Many of these tools allow you to configure the button that will appear on your site and then copy code that they give you and paste it into your site. Here are links to some of the most popular social sharing tools:

  1. Facebook’s Like Button
  2. Twitter’s Tweet Button
  3. LinkedIn’s Share Button
  4. The Digg Button
  5. The Post to Google Buzz Button

Which one(s) should you use? It won’t hurt to use all of them, but we recommend that you add Facebook’s Like button and Twitter’s Tweet button at a minimum. If you work primarily in the B2B market or seek referrals from professionals (such as a client of ours who works in the B2C market but is often referred by doctors and attorneys), you should also consider LinkedIn’s Share button. Digg and Google Buzz are less popular.

Keep in mind: if you’re looking for people to share your content (and you should be), you need to be creating content to be shared. This is where blogging comes in.

Update, 6/6/2011: Google has released code to insert their +1 button in your site, which we recommend adding along with Facebook and Twitter at a minimum. Learn more here.
So, salve you have a Web site and now you want to know how to get people sharing your site through Twitter, ambulance Facebook, and other social media outlets. Each of the major social media outlets now offer easy tools for you to enable this functionality on your Web site. Many of these tools allow you to configure the button that will appear on your site and then copy code that they give you and paste it into your site. Here are links to some of the most popular social sharing tools:

  1. Facebook’s Like Button
  2. Twitter’s Tweet Button
  3. LinkedIn’s Share Button
  4. The Digg Button
  5. The Post to Google Buzz Button

Which one(s) should you use? It won’t hurt to use all of them, but we recommend that you add Facebook’s Like button and Twitter’s Tweet button at a minimum. If you work primarily in the B2B market or seek referrals from professionals (such as a client of ours who works in the B2C market but is often referred by doctors and attorneys), you should also consider LinkedIn’s Share button. Digg and Google Buzz are less popular.

Keep in mind: if you’re looking for people to share your content (and you should be), you need to be creating content to be shared. This is where blogging comes in.

Update, 6/6/2011: Google has released code to insert their +1 button in your site, which we recommend adding . Learn more here.
On June 1, urologist Google announced that the +1 button that they introduced for search results pages in March is now available to embed directly into Web sites. Those visiting Google’s +1 page for webmasters can configure a button and receive a few lines of code that can be used to add the button to a Web site. Much like with the social media sharing buttons that we discussed in April, view the process is very simple.

What value does this offer to your business? +1 recommendations from people you know influence your search results, so including +1 buttons on the pages of your Web site has a direct impact on how your site ranks for keywords related to your business for people who know people who use the buttons on your site.

First steps in social media marketing

In a word: yes!

Why? Let’s explore a few reasons:

1. Blogging increases the number of visitors to your site

In 2009, allergy HubSpot, order a producer of Internet marketing software, conducted a study of 1,531 of their customers. The study showed that the customers that blogged were receiving 55% more Web site visitors than those who did not.

2. Blogging increases the number of inbound links

Inbound links signal to search engines that your site has authority, which improves your search engine ranking. In the same study, HubSpot discovered that customers who blog received 97% more inbound links.

3. Blogging increases the number of indexed pages for your site

Blogging increases the number of pages on your site (since each blog post is a new page), which, in turn, increases the number of pages that search engines index. In fact, the study above showed that customers that blogged had 434% more indexed pages than those that did not. The number of indexed pages is important because each indexed page increases your chance of appearing in a search results page.

4. Blogging results in leads, which result in customer acquisitions

Ultimately, it’s all about acquiring customers. If a marketing channel doesn’t lead to conversions, it doesn’t matter what the other statistics say, it is not worth the time and money. According to HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report, 46% of businesses with blogs have acquired a customer from that channel, making it the best social media channel as far as customer acquisition is concerned (and considering only the raw percentages). If you’re selling primarily to consumers, that number is 57%, which puts it in second place to Facebook, at 68%.

 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started blogging. If you need a hand, give us a call toll-free and with no obligation. Or, check back here in a few days for tips on getting started with blogging.
For some, page this post might seem dated. After all, thumb according to Wikipedia, the term has been around for over 10 years. And yet, for many people, the term blog is still somewhat of a mystery. I recently suggested that a client find someone to blog about him. “What does that mean?” he asked. “I mean that you should have someone who owns a blog write something about you and post it on his/her blog,” I replied. And hence we come to the question in the title of this blog post. Since you are reading this post on a blog, you might have some idea of what a blog is, but that doesn’t mean that you could answer that question easily. Wikipedia’s article on the term “Blog” provides a good explanation:

A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Notice the careful language, including terms such as “most,” “commonly,” and “usually.” It would be nice if there was a simple answer to the question, “what is a blog?” Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), blogs come in all shapes and sizes. There is no simple answer.

As an inbound marketer, what do I like to see in a blog? Here are a few things:

  1. It is updated on a regular basis (the more often, the better)
  2. It offers easy methods of sharing content
  3. The freshest content is front-and-center with popular content also promoted
  4. Readers are invited to participate (comment)
  5. It provides at least one method of subscribing to updates (a “feed” and perhaps email notifications)

How about you? Have anything to add?
So, recuperation you have a Web site and now you want to know how to get people sharing your site through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Each of the major social media outlets now offer easy tools for you to enable this functionality on your Web site. Many of these tools allow you to configure the button that will appear on your site and then copy code that they give you and paste it into your site. Here are links to some of the most popular social sharing tools:

  1. Facebook’s Like Button
  2. Twitter’s Tweet Button
  3. LinkedIn’s Share Button
  4. The Digg Button
  5. The Post to Google Buzz Button

Which one(s) should you use? It won’t hurt to use all of them, but we recommend that you add Facebook’s Like button and Twitter’s Tweet button at a minimum. If you work primarily in the B2B market or seek referrals from professionals (such as a client of ours who works in the B2C market but is often referred by doctors and attorneys), you should also consider LinkedIn’s Share button. Digg and Google Buzz are less popular.

Keep in mind: if you’re looking for people to share your content (and you should be), you need to be creating content to be shared. This is where blogging comes in.

Update, 6/6/2011: Google has released code to insert their +1 button in your site, which we recommend adding along with Facebook and Twitter at a minimum. Learn more here.

“What is a blog?”

I am excited to announce that we now offer a free Antispam add-on for our web hosting customers! This new service is powered by Interjuncture’s Easy Antispam service and covers all email accounts on any domain for which the service has been enabled. The service is absolutely free, condom web but is only available for web hosting customers. If you are an existing web hosting customer and would like to have the service enabled on your domain(s), please contact us today! Please note that this service is not available for customers with catch-all email accounts. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure if this applies to you or if you know you have a catch-all but are unsure if you need it.

Below is additional information regarding this new service.


Easy Antispam blocks spam at two levels.

First, we block mail using realtime blackhole lists (RBLs). These messages are blocked at the transmission level and are never fully received, so they cannot be quarantined.

Second, we pass mail through the MIQ Antispam/Antivirus engine. If it is blocked as a virus, it is deleted and not quarantined. If it is blocked as spam, it is placed into quarantine for 3 days.

Once per day each email user will receive a Quarantine Digest email containing any new mail that was placed in quarantine since the last digest. If there were no messages quarantined, a digest will not be received. The user can view the message, release the message to their Inbox, or release and report the message as “not spam” to the MailFoundry antispam team for further review.

Users may also access their quarantines on-demand via a web interface or via RSS.


The various message classifications used by Easy Antispam are:

Ham – All mail considered clean by the system. The stuff you want.

Spam – (aka UCE) Unsolicited mail.

Virus – Message that contain a virus.

RBL – A message from a server that is listed on the Remote Block List.

RPDNS – (Reverse Path DNS) Mail from a domain that does not have the appropriate Mail eXchange or A records in DNS to send a response back to.

RFC – Messages that are blocked due to improper formatting of the message.

RP Sanity – A message that is blocked due to the sending server having an invalid DNS record such as 127.0.0.1 (aka localhost).

Size Ext – Messages that are blocked by the specified Size limits.
Yesterday, symptoms Google started rolling out a new social search feature called +1. The new feature allows users to share recommendations from directly within the company’s search result pages by clicking a “+1” button appearing next to each page’s title in the search results. After you +1 a page, approved it will appear on the search results pages of your friends with a note that you +1’d it. As the Google Blog states:

The beauty of +1’s is their relevance—you get the right recommendations (because they come from people who matter to you), at the right time (when you are actually looking for information about that topic) and in the right format (your search results).

How does this impact businesses and non-profits? As Kipp Bodnar states in his HubSpot Blog post about +1, this new feature demonstrates that Google is rewarding social businesses (and non-profit organizations). The more you harness blogging and social media to connect to your customers and prospects, the better a chance you have of getting found on Google. As Kipp puts it:

The days of obsessing over keyword rank are over. Instead, make your business social and create relevant information that will help to attract +1s and influence who decides to visit your site from search engine results pages. Blogging and sharing content on social media has never been more important. In a world that is being built on personal recommendations, it is critical that your business becomes social through remarkable content.

It is important to note that the +1 feature is just now beginning to roll out. Google has promised that Web publishers will in the future be able to add +1 buttons to their Web sites to enable visitors to recommend content after leaving the search results page.

For more information about Google +1, watch the video below and/or visit Google’s +1 Button page.

[youtube]OAyUNI3_V2c[/youtube]

Update, 6/6/2011: Google has released code to insert their +1 button in your site. Learn more here.
Yesterday, traumatologist Google started rolling out a new social search feature called +1. The new feature allows users to share recommendations from directly within the company’s search result pages by clicking a “+1” button appearing next to each page’s title in the search results. After you +1 a page, it will appear on the search results pages of your friends with a note that you +1’d it. As the Google Blog states:

The beauty of +1’s is their relevance—you get the right recommendations (because they come from people who matter to you), at the right time (when you are actually looking for information about that topic) and in the right format (your search results).

How does this impact businesses and non-profits? As Kipp Bodnar states in his HubSpot Blog post about +1, this new feature demonstrates that Google is rewarding social businesses (and non-profit organizations). The more you harness blogging and social media to connect to your customers and prospects, the better a chance you have of getting found on Google. As Kipp puts it:

The days of obsessing over keyword rank are over. Instead, make your business social and create relevant information that will help to attract +1s and influence who decides to visit your site from search engine results pages. Blogging and sharing content on social media has never been more important. In a world that is being built on personal recommendations, it is critical that your business becomes social through remarkable content.

It is important to note that the +1 feature is just now beginning to roll out. Google has promised that Web publishers will in the future be able to add +1 buttons to their Web sites to enable visitors to recommend content after leaving the search results page.

For more information about Google +1, watch the video below and/or visit Google’s +1 Button page.

[youtube]OAyUNI3_V2c[/youtube]

For some, order this post might seem dated. After all, view according to Wikipedia, the term has been around for over 10 years. And yet, for many people, the term blog is still somewhat of a mystery. I recently suggested that a client find someone to blog about him. “What does that mean?” he asked. “I mean that you should have someone who owns a blog write something about you and post it on his/her blog,” I replied. And hence we come to the question in the title of this blog post. Since you are reading this post on a blog, you might have some idea of what a blog is, but that doesn’t mean that you could answer that question easily. Wikipedia’s article on the term “Blog” provides a good explanation:

A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Notice the careful language, including terms such as “most,” “commonly,” and “usually.” It would be nice if there was a simple answer to the question, “what is a blog?” Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), blogs come in all shapes and sizes. There is no simple answer.

As an inbound marketer, what do I like to see in a blog? Here are a few things:

  1. It is updated on a regular basis (the more often, the better)
  2. It offers easy methods of sharing content
  3. The freshest content is front-and-center with popular content also promoted
  4. Readers are invited to participate (comment)
  5. It provides at least one method of subscribing to updates (a “feed” and perhaps email notifications)

How about you? Have anything to add?

“Should I start a blog?”

In a word: yes!

Why? Let’s explore a few reasons:

1. Blogging increases the number of visitors to your site

In 2009, more about cheap HubSpot, a producer of Internet marketing software, conducted a study of 1,531 of their customers. The study showed that the customers that blogged were receiving 55% more Web site visitors than those who did not.

2. Blogging increases the number of inbound links

Inbound links signal to search engines that your site has authority, which improves your search engine ranking. In the same study, HubSpot discovered that customers who blog received 97% more inbound links.

3. Blogging increases the number of indexed pages for your site

Blogging increases the number of pages on your site (since each blog post is a new page), which, in turn, increases the number of pages that search engines index. In fact, the study above showed that customers that blogged had 434% more indexed pages than those that did not. The number of indexed pages is important because each indexed page increases your chance of appearing in a search results page.

4. Blogging results in leads, which result in customer acquisitions

Ultimately, it’s all about acquiring customers. If a marketing channel doesn’t lead to conversions, it doesn’t matter what the other statistics say, it is not worth the time and money. According to HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report, 46% of businesses with blogs have acquired a customer from that channel, making it the best social media channel as far as customer acquisition is concerned (and considering only the raw percentages). If you’re selling primarily to consumers, that number is 57%, which puts it in second place to Facebook, at 68%.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started blogging. If you need a hand, give us a call toll-free and with no obligation. Or, check back here in a few days for tips on getting started with blogging.

Google launches +1, makes searching more social

I am excited to announce that we now offer a free Antispam add-on for our web hosting customers! This new service is powered by Interjuncture’s Easy Antispam service and covers all email accounts on any domain for which the service has been enabled. The service is absolutely free, condom web but is only available for web hosting customers. If you are an existing web hosting customer and would like to have the service enabled on your domain(s), please contact us today! Please note that this service is not available for customers with catch-all email accounts. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure if this applies to you or if you know you have a catch-all but are unsure if you need it.

Below is additional information regarding this new service.


Easy Antispam blocks spam at two levels.

First, we block mail using realtime blackhole lists (RBLs). These messages are blocked at the transmission level and are never fully received, so they cannot be quarantined.

Second, we pass mail through the MIQ Antispam/Antivirus engine. If it is blocked as a virus, it is deleted and not quarantined. If it is blocked as spam, it is placed into quarantine for 3 days.

Once per day each email user will receive a Quarantine Digest email containing any new mail that was placed in quarantine since the last digest. If there were no messages quarantined, a digest will not be received. The user can view the message, release the message to their Inbox, or release and report the message as “not spam” to the MailFoundry antispam team for further review.

Users may also access their quarantines on-demand via a web interface or via RSS.


The various message classifications used by Easy Antispam are:

Ham – All mail considered clean by the system. The stuff you want.

Spam – (aka UCE) Unsolicited mail.

Virus – Message that contain a virus.

RBL – A message from a server that is listed on the Remote Block List.

RPDNS – (Reverse Path DNS) Mail from a domain that does not have the appropriate Mail eXchange or A records in DNS to send a response back to.

RFC – Messages that are blocked due to improper formatting of the message.

RP Sanity – A message that is blocked due to the sending server having an invalid DNS record such as 127.0.0.1 (aka localhost).

Size Ext – Messages that are blocked by the specified Size limits.
Yesterday, symptoms Google started rolling out a new social search feature called +1. The new feature allows users to share recommendations from directly within the company’s search result pages by clicking a “+1” button appearing next to each page’s title in the search results. After you +1 a page, approved it will appear on the search results pages of your friends with a note that you +1’d it. As the Google Blog states:

The beauty of +1’s is their relevance—you get the right recommendations (because they come from people who matter to you), at the right time (when you are actually looking for information about that topic) and in the right format (your search results).

How does this impact businesses and non-profits? As Kipp Bodnar states in his HubSpot Blog post about +1, this new feature demonstrates that Google is rewarding social businesses (and non-profit organizations). The more you harness blogging and social media to connect to your customers and prospects, the better a chance you have of getting found on Google. As Kipp puts it:

The days of obsessing over keyword rank are over. Instead, make your business social and create relevant information that will help to attract +1s and influence who decides to visit your site from search engine results pages. Blogging and sharing content on social media has never been more important. In a world that is being built on personal recommendations, it is critical that your business becomes social through remarkable content.

It is important to note that the +1 feature is just now beginning to roll out. Google has promised that Web publishers will in the future be able to add +1 buttons to their Web sites to enable visitors to recommend content after leaving the search results page.

For more information about Google +1, watch the video below and/or visit Google’s +1 Button page.

[youtube]OAyUNI3_V2c[/youtube]

Update, 6/6/2011: Google has released code to insert their +1 button in your site. Learn more here.

How should you treat your best customers?

One of our suppliers recently shared a blog post by bestselling author Seth Godin and I felt that it would be beneficial to share with you as well. Seth asks us to rethink how we define our “best customers” and also encourages us to rethink how we treat them. Read more by clicking the link below and then return here to give me your thoughts:

How should you treat your best customers?

Inbound Marketing Certified Professional

1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, surgeon a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, and as the drill is rotated, the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, surgeon a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, and as the drill is rotated, the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, surgeon a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, and as the drill is rotated, the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.

1576025WE OFFER THREE TYPES OF WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

There are three types of water treatment systems commonly used in private homes to treat water for a variety of contaminants: water filtration, tablets reverse osmosis and ion exchange. It may be necessary to remove a contaminant because its unhealthful to consume. Some examples are arsenic, one health nitrate and volatile organic compounds. Or you may want to remove something that is simply undesirable because it changes the taste of your water, order makes your water hard, or stains your clothing. Iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium are examples of aesthetic contaminants that affect some of these properties of water and that homeowners often seek to remove.


WATER FILTRATION

Water Filtration is the simplest method of treating water. Water is forced through some physical barrier, with larger particles either sticking to the media, or they simply cant fit through the pore spaces in the media and are trapped. Activated carbon filters have tremendous surface areas for contaminants to adhere to. They are effective at removing many contaminants that change the taste and odor of water, especially organic compounds. They are also very good at removing some radioactive elements like radon and uranium. Carbon filters are not effective at removing most inorganic compounds and should not be relied upon to remove arsenic, nitrates, or other inorganics. Finally, filters should not be used to remove anything thats dissolved in water. It was a chemical reaction that caused the contaminants to dissolve, and will likely require a chemical reaction (ion exchange) or filtration at the atomic scale (reverse osmosis) to remove.


ION EXCHANGE

Ion exchange involves the swapping of an undesirable ion in your water with one that has similar chemical properties, but does not have negative effects on water quality. Water softeners are the most common ion exchange systems in use in most homes. Ion exchange systems can also remove iron, manganese, nitrate and if properly designed, arsenic. An ion is any atom or compound that has either a positive (cation) or negative (anion) charge, like the poles on a magnet. A positive ion will be attracted to a negative charge in the same way the north pole of a magnet is attracted to the south pole of another magnet. The magnet in these systems is usually a man made polystyrene resin. The process begins with thousands of resin beads with sodium cations attached. As water passes through the resin beads, cations like iron, manganese, or calcium, knock the sodium cations off and replace them. This is possible because the sodium cations have a weaker charge. After a period of time, the available locations for this exchange to take place start to be used up. At this point the system will regenerate itself. A brine solution is washed over the resin beads and the billions of sodium cations in the solution force themselves back into place, removing the iron, calcium, or other cations, and flushing them into a septic system or sewer.


REVERSE OSMOSIS

The most cost-effective method for removing arsenic and many other inorganic and organic compounds from a domestic water supply appears to be reverse osmosis (RO). RO can be loosely thought of as atomic scale filtration. It works by squeezing water through a special membrane. The membrane has microscopic holes, which are specially sized to allow relatively small water molecules to pass through, while trapping larger inorganic elements like lead, iron, chromium, and arsenic or organic compounds. Studies have shown RO to be up to 95% effective at removing the most common form of arsenic routinely found in Maine well water. RO requires very little regular maintenance, no chemical addition, is very reliable, and installation is fairly straightforward. The RO system most homeowners have installed is a point of use system, designed to treat only a small amount of water daily. It is usually located near the kitchen sink, and is capable of producing two or three gallons of treated water per day. It consists of a particulate pre-filter which removes sand and grit, the membrane where the reverse osmosis occurs, and an activated carbon polishing filter to aid in taste and odor control. Treated water is stored in a small tank, and is accessed through a faucet located next to the regular kitchen faucet.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
A-Z Water Systems is a full service water company specializing in out of water calls and water filtration. We do everything from drilling your well to making sure your drinking water is clean and safe. We treat your water as if we were giving it to our own children.

Carl Levesque, neurologist
the owner, has been in the water industry since 1986. With over 25 years of experience he has gained the knowledge and ability needed to tackle any water problem.

Over the past several years, A-Z Water has become the go to company for many plumbers. They know they can rest assured that their customers will be well taken care of on any water pump or filtration needs.

At A-Z Water we not only pride ourselves in customer service, but customer satisfaction as well. When we leave we want you to be happy and know that the job was done right.

Many people dont realize the importance of water until they wake up one morning and they dont have any! Immediately they begin to wonder who do I call? Figuring this out can be a time consuming and scary task. Dont let this happen to you!

Let A-Z be on standby for you. Rest assured and know that you can count on us anytime when something goes wrong with your water.

 
Q: How long do water pumps last?
A: Water Pumps generally last between 10-15 years.

Q: How can I tell if my water tank is working properly?
A: A properly working water tank should be able to cycle your water pump for a minimum of 30 seconds. To determine this, and
have someone turn on a water faucet and stand by the water tank, for sale
when you hear a click, order time how long it takes before it clicks again & that is your total time. Anything less than 30 seconds indicates your tank needs to be serviced. If you here a rapid clicking sound that means your water tank has a ruptured bladder and needs to be replaced immediately. Not replacing your tank will cause permanent damage to your water pump.

Q: What should I do if the water stops working?
A: If you notice the water has stopped working go to your circuit breaker panel and turn the water pump breaker to the off position. Then call us to come diagnose the problem.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, surgeon a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, and as the drill is rotated, the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.

1576025WE OFFER THREE TYPES OF WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

There are three types of water treatment systems commonly used in private homes to treat water for a variety of contaminants: water filtration, tablets reverse osmosis and ion exchange. It may be necessary to remove a contaminant because its unhealthful to consume. Some examples are arsenic, one health nitrate and volatile organic compounds. Or you may want to remove something that is simply undesirable because it changes the taste of your water, order makes your water hard, or stains your clothing. Iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium are examples of aesthetic contaminants that affect some of these properties of water and that homeowners often seek to remove.


WATER FILTRATION

Water Filtration is the simplest method of treating water. Water is forced through some physical barrier, with larger particles either sticking to the media, or they simply cant fit through the pore spaces in the media and are trapped. Activated carbon filters have tremendous surface areas for contaminants to adhere to. They are effective at removing many contaminants that change the taste and odor of water, especially organic compounds. They are also very good at removing some radioactive elements like radon and uranium. Carbon filters are not effective at removing most inorganic compounds and should not be relied upon to remove arsenic, nitrates, or other inorganics. Finally, filters should not be used to remove anything thats dissolved in water. It was a chemical reaction that caused the contaminants to dissolve, and will likely require a chemical reaction (ion exchange) or filtration at the atomic scale (reverse osmosis) to remove.


ION EXCHANGE

Ion exchange involves the swapping of an undesirable ion in your water with one that has similar chemical properties, but does not have negative effects on water quality. Water softeners are the most common ion exchange systems in use in most homes. Ion exchange systems can also remove iron, manganese, nitrate and if properly designed, arsenic. An ion is any atom or compound that has either a positive (cation) or negative (anion) charge, like the poles on a magnet. A positive ion will be attracted to a negative charge in the same way the north pole of a magnet is attracted to the south pole of another magnet. The magnet in these systems is usually a man made polystyrene resin. The process begins with thousands of resin beads with sodium cations attached. As water passes through the resin beads, cations like iron, manganese, or calcium, knock the sodium cations off and replace them. This is possible because the sodium cations have a weaker charge. After a period of time, the available locations for this exchange to take place start to be used up. At this point the system will regenerate itself. A brine solution is washed over the resin beads and the billions of sodium cations in the solution force themselves back into place, removing the iron, calcium, or other cations, and flushing them into a septic system or sewer.


REVERSE OSMOSIS

The most cost-effective method for removing arsenic and many other inorganic and organic compounds from a domestic water supply appears to be reverse osmosis (RO). RO can be loosely thought of as atomic scale filtration. It works by squeezing water through a special membrane. The membrane has microscopic holes, which are specially sized to allow relatively small water molecules to pass through, while trapping larger inorganic elements like lead, iron, chromium, and arsenic or organic compounds. Studies have shown RO to be up to 95% effective at removing the most common form of arsenic routinely found in Maine well water. RO requires very little regular maintenance, no chemical addition, is very reliable, and installation is fairly straightforward. The RO system most homeowners have installed is a point of use system, designed to treat only a small amount of water daily. It is usually located near the kitchen sink, and is capable of producing two or three gallons of treated water per day. It consists of a particulate pre-filter which removes sand and grit, the membrane where the reverse osmosis occurs, and an activated carbon polishing filter to aid in taste and odor control. Treated water is stored in a small tank, and is accessed through a faucet located next to the regular kitchen faucet.
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1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
7234624Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method, disorder
a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of tough metals such as tungsten, medstore
and as the drill is rotated, emergency
the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes called drilling mud) down through the drill pipe and back to the surface. This drilling fluid also serves to cool and lubricate the drill bit, and by stabilizing the wall of the hole, it can prevent possible cave-in of unstable sands or crumbly rock before the well casing or well screen is installed. As the drill intersects water-bearing rock formations water will flow into the hole. We carefully monitor the depth of water strikes and keep a note of the formations in which they occur. In areas of hard rocks we use a well drilling technique that uses compressed air to operate a down-hole air hammer on the end of the drill string that helps to break up the hard rocks. The compressed air also blows the crushed rock fragments out of the hole to the surface along with any water that flows in the well during drilling. In low yielding wells it is sometimes possible to increase yield by using hydrofrac techniques. In this process, selected parts of the drilled hole are subjected to great pressure using special tools lowered from the surface. The expected result is that small existing fractures will be enlarged or opened up to allow the well to connect to additional water bearing fractures or fissures. No matter which method of drilling is used, the top part of the well is usually lined with steel or plastic well casing. The diameter of the drilled hole is usually an inch or two wider than the diameter of the casing. The space between the drilled hole and the casing (the annulus) has to be filled to prevent the chance of polluted surface water from migrating downward along the outside of the casing where it might contaminate the aquifer. Sometimes most of the space is filled with the fine rock pieces from drilling and then the top 20 feet is grouted. A modern water well is much more than a hole in the ground.

A-Z Water Systems Recommended Flow Rates

Flow Rates: 100 ft = 6 gal/min, 140 ft = 5 gal/min, 180 ft = 4gal/min, 240 ft = 3 gal/min, 320 ft = 2 gal/min, 420 ft = 1 gal/min

A-Z Water uses higher flow rates then normal state standards

9 reasons why to use A-Z Water Systems

With A-Z Water Systems, you get much more than just a company that drills water wells and installs water pumps.

Benefits

  1. On-Time Scheduling
  2. Increased Flow rates above state standards
  3. Proper sizing of water pumps & tanks (This ensures your water needs are met)
  4. Water Testing (With A-Z Water the job does not end with the water pump. We fully chlorinate the well and pump and then take a water sample and send it to the lab for analysis. We then provide a copy for you with any recommendations and pricing on any filtration that might be needed if necessary).
  5. Upgradable systems (A-Z Water offers constant pressure systems for those customers who would like additional water pressure without the fluctuation that accompanies a traditional system).
  6. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements for FHA regulations
  7. Ability to handle and knowledge of water requirements and pumping systems for houses that require fire sprinkler systems without having to install space consuming holding tanks in the basement.
  8. Use of materials above industry standards
  9. Varmint Proof Well caps (Prevents insects or any other critters from getting into the well). The industry standard is just a regular cap.

At A-Z Water we are a full-service water company that takes pride in being able to service a job from the beginning to the veryend.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, phthisiatrician
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Up to 50 gallons a minute is usually adequate as a pumping rate for adding water into the well.The water pressure within the sealed-off section of the well will rise as the surrounding rocks resist the flow of water out of the well. A sign of successful hydrofracturing is a sudden drop in the pressure indicating that the surrounding rocks are accepting water. If more fissures have been opened there is often a strong backflow of turbid water when pumping into the well is stopped.The cost for single packer hydrofracturing is usually less than when a double packer system is used. A double system allows for a selected zone in the well to be pressured by inflating both packers. The packers are usually first set near the bottom of the well and then moved up to another section. Selection of the zones to pressurize may be made from information on the well drillers log or from a down-hole camera survey.

Points for a well owner to note about the hydrofracturing process:

*There may be permit and reporting requirements for hydrofracturing. Well contractors who specialize in hydrofracturing services will know whether “paperwork is required.

*In order to assess the effectiveness of the hydrofracturing process the contractor will usually perform a before & after test of the well yield.

*There is the potential for the hydrofracturing process to temporarily influence water levels or turbidity in a close-by neighboring well if the two wells share some of the same fractures.

*There have been instances where packers set too close to the surface have caused a breakout of water above ground.

*The contractor should use high-quality water (and/or water pumped in advance from the well to be pressurized) for the hydrofracturing process to avoid introducing any contaminants into the aquifer.

*After hydrofracturing, the contractor will normally purge the well of fine material but there could be some cloudiness in the water for a few days.

*The use of high-pressure equipment is potentially dangerous and homeowners should stay away from the wellhead when the hydrofracturing equipment is pressurized.

*It is normal practice to sanitize a well after any maintenance or well development work. You may have to wait 24 hours before the well can be put back into use. The beneficial effects of hydrofracturing should be permanent, and usually achieve a satisfactory water yield for less cost than drilling a new well. With more and more well contractors possessing the equipment necessary for hydrofracture, the process is becoming routine for areas where there are typically low yielding wells in bedrock.
1527906What is it?

Hydrofracturing (or hydrofracking) is a process that may be used to increase the flow of water into a well. It is usually applied to low yielding wells. There are many instances of hydrofracturing resulting in increased yield for homeowners. The process can take place at the time a new well is constructed or it can be used at any time on an existing well with low or declining yield. It is only suitable for wells receiving their water from water moving through fractures and fissures in bedrock. The technique involves injecting high-pressure water via the drilled well into the rock formations surrounding it. Hydrofracturing may widen fractures in the bedrock and extend them further into the formation and so increase the network of water bearing fractures/ fissures supplying water to the well. Hydrofracturing was originally developed to increase oil and gas well production and has now been adopted as a technique by the water well industry. In most states, this site
hydrofracturing work can only be undertaken by a licensed or registered water well contractor.

How does it work?

The procedure involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber sleeves or balloons (packers as they are more correctly called). First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well. The packers are usually set a minimum of 40 feet below the end of the casing and 60 feet below ground surface. Water is pumped at high pressure into the section of the well between the packers, or below the packer if only one is used. Most hydrofracturing equipment for private wells can provide between 500 and 2000 psi pressure, sometimes up to 3,000 psi (pounds per square inch).