Bringing Water To The Fields During Dry Seasons

Farming isn't an easy way to make a living, and it gets even harder during droughts. When there isn't enough rainfall, your area's aquifers and other water sources may be too dry or low to extract water. There may still be some water deep within the well, but surface pumps may not be able to pull water with standard pumping technology. To give the water a boost and to automate the process for the rest of the farm, consider a few deep well and in-line pump techniques.

What Is The Point Of A Deep Well Pump?

In an ideal situation, it doesn't matter if you have a deep well pump or a pump mounted on the surface. Water can be sent up from the bottom or sucked up from the top, and there's enough water to make either technique work.

During a dry spell, the water may be so low that the power of a standard water well pump can't create enough suction. You could fill the well with water to create a shorter distance for the suction, but such priming can become tiresome and expensive as the dry season continues. 

A deep well pump can get around the problem as long as there is actual water further down in the well. With a submersible well pump, you can dip the pump into the water and pump water up with much less mechanical effort. If the distance is far enough that gravity still fights against your water flow, in-line pumps can be added to pipes or hoses to create a boost of suction to pull the water closer and then push it up even further.

Be sure to have the area surveyed before performing any exhaustive water pumping. You may want to wait a few days until the next rain before testing the aquifer, as completely drying up your water reserves may make future pumping harder. 

Send The Water Even Further

Once you have a reliable source of water, don't spill a drop of it. You should connect your deep well system to a topside irrigation system that both stores water and distributes it properly. Send the main flow of your water to a reservoir, then use another pump system on the reservoir to distribute the water later.

Although water does eventually flow back into the ground, you may lose some of it to evaporation. Instead of wasting the water, your reservoir can allow you to pour water back into the well to make pumping easier if the water goes even lower.

Using a deep well pump is a lower cost than shipping water in from somewhere else, and can be used for bigger replenishment if you decide to replenish the aquifers with imported water. Less effort and on-site storage makes irrigation and aquifer restoration as simple as flipping a switch.

Contact a deep well pump professional to design a system that reaches as far as it needs to during dry seasons or hard-to-reach deposits.