THE WATER EXPERT BLOG

Well Development by Hydrofracturing

Hydrofracturing, also known as hydrofracking, is a well redevelopment procedure where water is forced into a bedrock formation under high pressure via a well. The purpose is to increase the production flow (gallons per minute) of the well by attempting to open up or...

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Water Quality Testing for Private Wells

The State of NH DES, (Department of Environmental Services), recommends private wells be tested for contaminants. Testing is typically required by the lender during times of a sale/purchase of a home.  Many things in your water could be harmful to human health.  The...

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Potentially Corrosive Groundwater in NH and the U.S.

(NHDES)… recommend having the following tests done every 3 to 5 years: Arsenic, Lead, Bacteria, Manganese, Chloride, Nitrate-n, Nitrite-n, Copper, pH, Fluoride, Sodium Hardness, and Iron. They also recommend that bacteria and nitrate tests are done annually.

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Epping Well helps Barnstead Library get back to clean water

Epping Well recently had the priviledge to update the pump and tank at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Barnstead, N.H. In the State of New Hampshire, code requires that a wellhead be a minimum of 8 inches above grade because surface waters can enter a below grade...

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Epping Well supports Barnstead Old Home Day

On Saturday, 9/17/16, much excitement was found at the Barnstead Elementary School. Over a year ago, a small group began to envision a fun-filled day where neighbors could come out and chat, get to know each other and join in some old-fashioned fun and games, along...

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Types of Groundwater Wells

Where does my drinking water come from?   This is a question we hear and answer every day.  To keep it simple, there are two main geologic units that we extract our groundwater from: (1) overburden (sand and gravel) deposits, and (2) bedrock.  Wells in sand and gravel...

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Leak in the Offset Water Line

On any water system that feeds water from a well (shallow well or deep bedrock well) to a building there is a water line from the well to the building, This water line is called the offset line.  On occasion leaks develop in this line, whether at a connection, at the...

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Convert Jet Well Pump to Submersible Pump

Many homes in New England utilize shallow or deep well jet pumps to move water from the well to the house. Although these well pump systems are considered reliable, they are susceptible to problems related to leaks, pipe breaks, check valve issues and...

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Plastic Microbeads an Environmental Problem

Water quality professionals have faced the challenge of treating a variety of natural and man-made pollutants (e.g., arsenic, radon, MTBEs, road salts, oil and grease) in order to provide quality drinking water to homeowners.  Many in our industry also face the...

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Wayne Titus – Employee Spotlight

  “I started in 1992 and was trained for irrigation installations, pump mechanics and filter installations by mentor Henry DeBoer.  I have known Henry my whole life, he is a great friend and teacher.  After helping many people with their problems, in 1998 I...

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Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!

Presented annually since 2000, the Torch Awards For Marketplace Ethics honors companies who demonstrate best practices in leadership character and high standards of organizational ethics that benefits their customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and...

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Drinking Water Testing

The human body is 75% water.  Do you get most of your drinking water from your tap? It is common in the seacoast of New Hampshire to have unsafe concentrations of naturally occurring compounds in your drinking water.  It is the harmful compounds we cannot see, taste...

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Community Service – Town of Hampton Falls

In July 2014, we donated the design, materials and installation of irrigation systems at the Hampton Falls Town Hall in the Town Common.  We were proud of the work that we did and received a much-appreciated Thank You letter from the Town Improvement Committee.  ...

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Groundwater and your floor drain

As the owner of a property with a floor drain, you want to follow the regulations. Otherwise, if contamination is found at a later date, and your floor drain is found to be the source of the contamination, you would be required to pay for the clean-up which could be thousands of dollars.

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