If you’re depending on a well pump to deliver water to crops and serve to livestock, there’s a lot of potential waste that could leave you high and dry. Many ground water sources are replenished as other nearby water sources spread their contents and regular rain showers enter the area, but a dry season may mean poor or no water until the next big rain. Take a look at a few ways to make sure that every pump of your water source goes to a meaningful place after the well.
Long-Haul Pump Distribution
Water is often lost as you carry it to another location. If you’re filling large containers with water and trucking it to another part of the property, you risk leaking some of the water content through evaporation, splashing and parts of the container that can’t be easily emptied by hand.
Even if you’re not losing water directly, you could be wasting money on gas or wasting physical strength by carrying containers by hand. A low-powered, affordable solution would be to build a series of hoses and water pumps that can carry the water across long distances without physical labor or nearly as many resources as fossil fuel.
You don’t need big, powerful water pumps to move the water; a half horsepower pump may be all the power you need, although you may need more power if you’re pumping water across hilly areas with a few inclines. There’s no set number needed to move the water, just as long as the water can leave the well and travel to the desired area.
It’s best to speak with an agricultural equipment professional to decide how many hoses and water pumps you’ll need in other areas of your field. There’s a balance between having just enough power at the pump to not waste electricity and having hose length that reaches distant fields. If you’re trying to surround a few rows or reach
At a certain distance, it may be better to dig a new well.
Proper Well Placement
Digging a well is a big use of resources. Whether you’re digging a well by hand and using a lot of exhausting techniques to dig and drill or hiring a professional, you’ll want to make sure that a well is needed. When adding additional pumps to drag water across the field becomes too expensive and introduces too many machines, put down another well.
How far is too far? It depends on the cost of maintaining pumps, buying hoses and using electricity against the cost of building a well. Small pumps may be cheap to purchase, but if they break down or become clogged on a regular basis, the cost may eventually catch up with you and a full well may be a better choice.
A well pump service professional, like those at R & H Service Inc, can help you decide where to put the pump based on their knowledge of the ground water’s depth, the cost to drill the well, whether or not you’ll be depleting water reserves or even if you can tap into a completely different water deposit. Contact a well pump service to figure out the unique mathematics behind each investment, as it’s different for every area.