Well Chlorinations

If coliform bacteria is detected in your water, most well owners will need to have their water supply disinfected (chlorinated). To disinfect a well a calculated amount of chlorine is added to the well and allowed to sit for a minimum of four hours. This is something that you can perform yourself or Clean Water Testing can perform for you.

A well chlorination is also used to deal with bio films that can develop in wells such as iron and sulfur bacteria, and ongoing odor issues. In rare cases well chlorination’s would be the recommended course of action, however in most cases well chlorination is not the correct application for these issues (see water treatment).

If you choose to have Clean Water Testing perform the chlorination for you, trained Clean Water Testing staff will thoroughly exam your well and water system in an effort to determine the cause of the positive coliform bacteria test (please see 101 Reasons for a Water Sample to be “Unsafe”). The cause of the bacteria is usually within the water system itself, and not in the aquifer. Without finding and eliminating the cause of the bacteria, it is likely the bacteria will return after the well chlorination. This examination, and consultation, is included with the cost of the well chlorination if performed by Clean Water Testing.

All well chlorination options include one coliform bacteria test. Once all of the chlorine has been pumped out of the water system, a coliform bacteria test should be performed to determine if the well chlorination was effective.

Below are the three Well Chlorination options that Clean Water Testing offers. Please call us to schedule your well chlorination.

 

$245---- Well Chlorination

           Includes

  1. Two trips to and from the home
  2. Chlorination of the well
  3. One Coliform Bacteria (quanti tray) test collected by Clean Water Testing

(The customer is responsible for flushing the well and water system)

$295---- Full Service Well Chlorination

           Includes

  1. Three trips to and from the home
  2. Chlorination of the well
  3. Flushing of well and water system
  4. One Coliform Bacteria (quanti tray) test collected by Clean Water Testing