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Old 11-02-2012, 06:24 PM
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Hopefully it has a dedicated well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 PM
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I've always been impressed with the work that the Greenman does, but I can still nitpick.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:13 PM
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no backflow?
Dedicated 4"-2hp irrigation well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:19 PM
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I've always been impressed with the work that the Greenman does, but I can still nitpick.
Aw shucks Pop. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:19 PM
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In no way picking, but what's the logic behind this?
I mean, if contaminants can get into the groundwater, shouldn't every well have some sort of backflow?
Just curious, because I have been in this scenario before, kind of, dump well was also the irrigation supply well, and so I'm wondering where the lines of logic lie.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:25 PM
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In no way picking, but what's the logic behind this?
I mean, if contaminants can get into the groundwater, shouldn't every well have some sort of backflow?
Just curious, because I have been in this scenario before, kind of, dump well was also the irrigation supply well, and so I'm wondering where the lines of logic lie.
I agree, and have put backflow into every well system I've ever done. I'd rather see any contaminates (gawd forbid) get back into the soil to be cleansed. After all, it's our neighbor's groundwater, also.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:31 PM
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If the well is for irrigation only, don't drink the water.
I always felt that wells supplying both house and irrigation need backflow protection more than city water because of the chance of losing pressure is more likely.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:10 PM
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There is an irrigation well I know of that is about 150' from a laundramat. When the pump kicks it pumps soap suds all over the ground.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:20 PM
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There is an irrigation well I know of that is about 150' from a laundramat. When the pump kicks it pumps soap suds all over the ground.
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That's weird, how deep are your wells normally?
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Irrigation wells can be as shallow as 25'
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