The Components of a Water Well System

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There are many components that go into a water well system and it is important to be educated when thinking about installing, repairing or maintaining a system for your home or business.

 

Submersible pump

 

The submersible pump is the main component of a well system. The pump pushes water to the surface by converting rotary energy into kinetic energy into pressure energy. The pump operates by pushing, rather than pulling water during the pumping process. When the submersible pump is being installed the splice kit is there to waterproof electric cables.

 

Check Valve

 

The check valve is the component that stops water flow from going backwards. A faulty check valve can cause the pump to fail prematurely and cause a loss in pressure.

 

Well cap.

 

A vented well cap must be installed to the well casing that must terminate no less than 8” above finished grade.

 

Relief valve

 

The relief valve protects against excessive pressure build up.

 

Cable guard

 

The cable guard protects submersible wires from abrading against the sides of the well. There are different styles of cable guards that are available for different pump systems.

 

Pressure switch

 

This component signals the pump to start when the water system drops to a preset low pressure and to stop when the high pressure mark is reached. The pressure gauge indicates the water pressure in the system.

 

As you can see there are many components to a water well system and these are only a few. Suburban Well Drilling is here to answer any questions that you may have when it comes to a well system. For almost 80 years, Chicagoland businesses and homeowners have trusted us with their water well concerns. Call today for more information!

 

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