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Question DetailsAsked on 11/26/2016

How much does it cost to fix a hole in a dropline in michigan?

We had a company test our water pump and we have a slow flow of water. It's not the waterpump.

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Depending on the riser type - commonly around $500-750 to replace a PVC or butyl riser pipe (rigid or flexible hose) in a normal 20-50 feet depth well. Commonly $250-500 to replace only the footvalve, if that is the problem.

One thing that should have been check is whether the water is flowing back into the well after the pump shuts down - if so, could be your footvalve is sticking partly open - inhibiting inflow, and also allowing the pump to backflow after it shuts off.

Without pulling the riser I am not sure HOW they determined it is not the pump that is the problem, unless a surface pump and they hooked it up to an alternative riser (like a drophose into the well or tapping off a water tank) to determine the pump was pumping full rated volume and pressure.

You don't say if you have a submersible or surface-mounted pump - but in either case could be a cracked line, partly stuck or corroded up footvalve, or of course low water level or sedimented in wall or corrosion or silt-clogged screen - if the diagnosis that the pump is OK was right.

Wells and Pumps is of course the Search the List category for a provider to pull the riser (and pump if submersible) if you have decided you don't want to continue with the current guy.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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