Idaho Well dump and a Waterfurnace

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Bob B, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bob B

    Bob B New Member

    I have a Waterfurnace NSW060 on a well system. Installed in 2015. Water intake is from one well and it dumps into another dump dedicated well (no pump in it). Wells are 110 ft deep. Pump is a variable speed. I'm located in 83429, Idaho. We have had a high snow year.

    Question 1: When the WF purges I get a lot of water out of the dump well cap. It has happen only once before after a high snow year. Only in the spring after snowmelt. Is this abnormal or a function of the snowmelt and a high ground water level. Normal water ground water level in the well casing is about 8 ft below surface. Is just strange and wondering.

    Question 2: The WF purges about every 30 minutes. Is this normal or is there something to check?
  2. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Hi and welcome!
    Return wells/dump wells sometimes need to be cleaned and re developed to better accept the water discharge. I would call your local driller and ask them what they think.
    Hope this helps
  3. Bob B

    Bob B New Member

    He wasnt concerned. So I thought I'd ask here. Well is 4 years old. Just seems odd... guess I'll chalk it up to high water table from the heavy snow this year (+7 feet)

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