Are you thinking of buying a home in a rural area? Would you like to know the performance of your well? At Les Puits Christian Monette, we can perform a pumping test to give you a better idea of the condition of your existing well in the Laurentians or in Lanaudière.
What Does the Pumping Test Do?
The pumping test allows us to evaluate the hydrodynamic properties of your well’s aquifer. This test was designed to measure the well’s capacity to provide a reliable and steady flow of water. The pumping test is typically requested by people who are thinking of buying a property that uses an artesian well for its water supply. Owners who are not satisfied with their current flow rate can also use the pumping test to determine what action is necessary.
What does the pumping test involve?
Using a variety of measuring devices, including a piezometer, Puits Christian Monette can evaluate many of the well’s hydrologic properties. Usually lasting somewhere between 2 to 4 hours (artesian wells sometimes require a 24-hour evaluation period), the pumping test determines the quantity of water available in the well. Among other things, it considers the following aspects:
• The depth of the well
• The pump’s calibration
• The standing water level (on hand)
• The storage capacity
• The pump’s characteristics
After the pumping test, Les Puits Christian Monette will provide you with a statement that includes all of the information collected. At this point, they will be able to help you with the next steps you’ll need to take if the flow rate doesn’t suit your needs.