Well Flow Test

Well recovery testing is a stress test that measures how much water your well can produce over a period of time, typically two hours. It is important to have this test done to ensure that your well can provide enough water for your household’s needs, especially during peak periods of usage.

The test is conducted by pumping water from the well at a constant rate and measuring the water level in the well. After two hours, the pump is turned off and the water level is monitored again. The average number of gallons of water produced per minute is calculated based on the change in water level.

When Should You Have a Well Flow Test Done?

It is a good idea to have a well recovery test done when you first purchase a home with a well, and then every few years thereafter. You should also have a test done if you notice any changes in your well’s performance, such as a decrease in water pressure or flow rate.