Stolen well pump

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by C4chris70, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    When we arrived at one of our accounts today we noticed the yard was flooded on the side. We didn't think much of it because it has been raining every day and all the yards are very wet. When we took a closer look however, we found that someone had cut the pipe and stolen the brand new well pump and just left water pouring out. My sprinkler guy said the rate the water was flowing into the yard was about 8 gallons per minute. People will steal anything.
  2. DCE

    DCE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Damn, that sucks! Could this be related to turning metal in for recycling and getting money for it? Out this way, people have been stealing catalytic converters from under vehicles and even dismantling air conditioner compressor units...all for the copper and metal to turn in to recycling and getting cash for it. Ridiculous...

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    wow that sucks
  4. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    oh man..i hear ya, around here, i cut some clients houses that are snowbirds and i've seen a pool heater, ya a pool heater of the neighbors houses that nobody lives at, their pool pump and of all things the ac unit..they took off the cover and cut out all the copper...its just unreal!
  5. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    add to my message from above...if they want some metal from me, i got some for them..357..LOL
  6. DCE

    DCE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Forcefully delivered at no charge too! :D
  7. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    they can take my cat off, one less item for me to remove for a full free flow exhaust. :laugh:
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Ok, let me get this straight... They took the pump and the water was still flowing??? I know florida has a high water table, but it actually just comes out of the ground like that if there's a well there?
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    LOL, I was wondering the same thing. Steel my well pump and I have no water flow except maybe what drains from the house.:confused:
  10. f1r3w4ll

    f1r3w4ll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    They do anything for green grass, withe fertilizer and some rocks.

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