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Do You Need a New Water Well Drilled?


Water is one of those things you might not think much about until you suddenly don’t have it, or the water you have is compromised in quality. If your well is giving you trouble, you need to figure it out right away. Does that mean you need to have a new water well drilled? Maybe not.

There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your well, and some of them do indicate that it’s necessary to stop using the well and drill another. But some of them can be repaired or remedied with no need for new drilling. So let us help you figure it out. What’s going wrong with your well?

Low Water Pressure

Does it seem like you just can’t get as much water flowing as you used to? It is possible that this is from the well simply not having enough water, perhaps due to drought, or other new wells in the area using water from the same aquifer. But if you have hard water, it might be that mineral scaling has narrowed your plumbing, allowing less water through. A qualified well expert can help sort out which is the problem.

Muddy, Cloudy, or Silty Water

Nobody wants to drink that! But it might be a pump issue rather than a problem with the well itself. A too-powerful pump may be stirring up sediment, and a smaller pump might do the job of moving the water without creating this problem. Or, the placement of the pump within the well may need to be changed. 

Air Spitting from the Faucets

If air is coming through your pipes rather than water, it might be that the well has run dry, or that the pump needs to be lowered to match a lowered water level in the well. But it could be that a crack in the pipe is allowing air to be pulled in rather than water.


If your pump is making more noise than usual, or if the sound of the pump running is constant rather than intermittent, you probably have a problem with the pump and not the well itself. You don’t want the pump to burn out entirely and leave you without water, so get it repaired promptly.

Flakes or “Coffee Grounds” in Your Water

This is a problem that will likely result in you needing well drilling in Bandera, TX. This can occur when the casing of the well breaks, crumbles, or deteriorates. A collapsing well casing cannot be repaired. If your well expert determines that this is actually what’s happening, it will be time to consider the placement of a new water well.

Strange Smells or Tastes

While this may not necessarily require that a new well be drilled, it is absolutely not something you should ignore! Municipal water must meet certain standards and is tested constantly to ensure that it is safe enough to drink. When your water comes from a well, it is your responsibility. Well water testing should be done from time to time, and if you notice any new smell or taste, testing should be done right away.

At D’Spain, we’re committed to making sure our neighbors have access to all the information they need to be able to have safe, plentiful drinking water. If you have any concerns or questions about your well, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service to talk to a member of our team.

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