“We’ve done more wells with this program than ever – differentiation and predictable results – that’s what our customers were looking for ”
We go back into the early 80’s with chemistry for rehabilitating water wells. Many companies followed suit with the use of glycolic acid, surfactants, bio-dispersants and various types of acid. It was after our 15 years descaling pipelines on Navy Ships and a brief stint rehabilitating potable water lines for municipalities that we choose to revisit the water well industry to see if we could make a difference.
In just 4 years, 700 water wells later, mostly municipal wells throughout the western United States, in extraction, artesian, ASR and dewatering wells, we have claimed victory, developing a program that yields predictable outcome with optimum cleaning and durable results.
How it works:
1. Discovery: Complete our discovery document to tell us everything you can about the well including age, well schematic, ground water quality, historical activity with the well, downhole video (preferred over video report – upload electronically to our FTP service)
2. Assessment: We’ll take all the factors; casing, biology, water quality and apply them against our algorithm to determine what needs to be done, including energy products, chemistry, tools and tool specifications, soak times, tremie volumes, plunging, neutralization, passivation, disinfection, the entire scope of work, training, education and project oversight.
3. Recommendations: We’ll take all this data, scientific, chemical, physics, corrosion and biology, and put it in a package for you, our client, to propose to the well owner and their staff (chemists, engineers, microbiologists).
What to Expect:
For the contractor: usually lots of labor, time and resources - usually lots of chemistry and or plunging, tremeing, zonal pump and lifting, processes and procedures, including soak time. Followed by exceptional outcomes, less flushing, put back online quicker - durable, long lasting results – happy customer that wants more of your expertise on more wells – followed by word of mouth.
For the Customer: Mission Accomplished. Assessment was accurate, predicted outcome realized, everyone is happy.
It is a program; very aggressive hydrochloric acid based descaler, peroxide-based iron, sulfate and polysaccharide remediation, and where necessary, followed by neutralization, casing passivation and initial well redevelopment all in one step. The right processes and procedures, all developed from the best practices of experts has yielded reproducible, predictable results, all based on science, chemistry and energy.
To Learn More:
Ask about our Well-Klean© Algorithm and Well-Klean© Best Practices. We’re delighted to share references; contractors, pump companies and end users.
FACTS - Did you know . . .
Most water wells initially get sick in 8-14 years.
Most wells are plagued with a matrix consisting of bacteria, mineral scale, metal corrosion products and biomatter.
Most wells get cleaned improperly resulting in short-term productivity or premature failure. Usually caused by spreading bacteria throughout the well.
Bio-matter, produced by bacteria, prevents descaler (acid) from reaching scale. It’s imperative to deal with biomatter before descaling.
Sulfate Reducing Bacteria degrade mild steel at the rate of 1/4 inch every 10 years - what might that do to your perforations retaining filter pack? Do you have the potential for the problem? If your ground water has >100 mg/L sulfur, you likely do. If you smell rotten egg odor from your water sources, you do. Does one directional energy embed biomatter into the filter pack? You may want to avoid jetting as a means to well rehabilitation yet fracking scale with items like airburst can be beneficial if the biomatter is properly dealt with.
What is most effective at removing iron and sulfate reducing bacteria - chlorine, bio-dispersant or biocide? The definitions alone will tell you.
Is water well restoration feasible? You bet it is.
Why would we or would we not rehab a well pump in place? Most pump shafts are built on 416 stainless steel shafts which is rapidly dissolved in strong acids. So, descaling a well pump is place is not viable. If you are remediating biomatter, most products used for this will attack O-rings and seals. Our WaterSOLV™ BC is safe for this application.
How you can reduce flushing after a rehabilitation – passivate the casing with sodium bicarbonate
Looking for a solution to layup the well until the pump can be installed? Give us a call, we have one for you.
Chlorine Can Cause Problems
Our WaterSOLV™ BC is highly effective remediating matter while suppressing corrosion.
Chlorine -vs- WaterSOLV™ BC
Passivation -vs- Non Passivation
See how a disinfectant corrodes steel where a biocide, that cleans even more biomatter does not attack steel. See how acidized steel rusts in water where neutralized downhole, the steel does not oxidize causing corrosion, excessive flushing, the implication the well need smore chlorine, where the oxidation products become food source for bacteria, seeding the well for recolonization by bacteria.
Polysaccharide or Bio-film?
Here we demonstrate the power remediating slime before descaling. You’d never known the polysaccharide film was there as the shell is had as a rock and not plyable whatsoever yet it has a bio-layer that shields its dissolution in acid.
See how we make Hydrochloric/Muriatic acid more active and yet safe to the touch
If you know anything about descaling, muriatic acid, also known as HCl is probably not widely used because it is so aggressive and corrosive. Our additive refines the product to be even more aggressive but controlled and safe to the touch. It's still very fumy however.
Does it matter how fast your descaler works?
It should matter, especially if the groundwater is moving through the casing and if you're paying man hours. By volume of scale removal and the rate at which it dissolves scale, along with the least amount of corrosion, we've yet to find a competitive product that comes close, including sulfuric acid.