At Suburban Well Drilling Co we do complete water well chlorinations. Whether you are preparing for home sale test or addressing contamination issues in your well, there are many different ways of chlorinating a well. Extreme caution, planning and calculating are required when executing this process. There are formulas that govern how much and the type of chlorine to used based on how much water is in your well.
Here is a question we often get: “Should I chlorinate my well every year?” The answer is, you should never chlorinate your well. Chlorine in a well should never be used as a method of water treatment or maintenance. Chlorine is corrosive and an oxidizer which creates many issues for the water and the well. Chlorination should only be done when there are cases of contamination such as Coliform bacteria. Bad smells like rotten eggs have more to with the quality of the well than a contamination issue.
Although a permit is not required to chlorinate a well, only a licensed water well contractor is authorized to execute the procedure. This mandate is designed to not only protect you and your well but to also protect the wells around you. If a contractor recommends you chlorinate your well as a standard practice, you need a new contractor. Call us today to discuss whether you may be in need of chlorination.
And, yes, point wells can be chlorinated.