Well Cleaning Resolving Sand Ingress

Posted by Josie 14/04/2016 0 Comment(s) Recent Projects,Irrigation Products,Wells and Boreholes,

Well Refurbishment ECP Group, Ipswich, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, East AngliaWell Cleaning Resolving Sand Ingress


We were contacted by our client advising that their well supply had dropped off and there appeared to be a rather large presence of sand ingress which was constantly blocking the taps and irrigation equipment. 


We attended site and carried out our well cleaning exercise which obviously we will refrain from going into great detail, so as not to give away our trade secrets.  Over the past 25 years we have devised various methods to treat an array of problems often encountered during well cleaning restoration projects and this one certainly was a head scratcher.

Well Cleaning ECP Group, Ipswich, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia


The initial flow into the well was approximately 15gph and after completion of our well cleaning we were able to increase the yield to approximately 90gph which is more than sufficient to meet with our clients needs, however more importantly preventing the further ingress of sand.


As the pumping system was found to be worn due to having pumped sand for so many years we installed a new high pressure submersible pump, an Espa ES4 02 10, together with an automatic Hydrostat control system.  This means that by simply turning a tap on and off the pump will start and stop on demand.


In view of the successful work we carried out our client is now interested in having an automatic irrigation system installed, with automatic popups and drip irrigation; an option which previously would not have been feasible.

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