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Peter Snelten and Sons Residential Well Construction

To properly design a Residential Water Well System for your home, we will need to know the number of water
fixtures and water outlets. This method bases the approximate pumping capacity of fixture use, at the rate of 1
gallon per minute per fixture. This helps to avoid the possibility of undersizing. For instance, a four bedroom
house with two and a half baths might have the following fixtures:

Baths Kitchen Laundry
Sinks 3 Sink 1 Automatic Washing Machine 1
Tubs 2 Dishwashers 1 Laundry Tub 1
Toilets 3 Ice Machine 1 In Ground Sprinkler System ?

Outside Faucets:    4
Total Fixtures:        17 @ 1 GPM = 17 GPM 

The proper size submersible pump for this application would be a 1.5 HP, which would pump approximately
18-20 Gallon Per Minute. Where additional water is required for some special service, such as an in ground
sprinkler system, this should be added to pumping capacity. When sizing a pressure tank for these systems,
you first have to look at what the pumping capacity is. Pressure tanks are designed to hold 1/3 water and 2/3
air. The pressure tank should be large enough to allow the submersible pump to run for, at least, one minute.
This allows the cold water passing by the electrical motor to actually cool it down. When submersible pumps
and pressure tanks are properly sized for your water well system, they will provide years of reliable service.
Remember, a submersible pump a little too large will always do the job properly, and a submersible pump that is sized a little too small will have to be replaced or will prove unsatisfactory for your needs.

Water Well Video Inspection
Peter Snelten & Sons Inc is pleased to announce the acquisition of a down the hole video camera system.

We can offer you a complete color video inspection of your water well from the surface to a maximum of 1000', and provide you with a color recorded video in a DVD format.

Video inspection helps to:
  • Determine the depth of the well casing.

  • Determine if there is any deterioration to the well casing.

  • Determine if there is any mineral encrustation that causes water quality and quantity problems.

  • Identifies point of entry and or location of contamination
Down the hole video camera
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