In Middle Tennessee some wells are not capable of producing the amount of water normally expected for domestic supply of 5 to 10 gallons per minute of flow rate. However with a storage system, a well that produces as little as a gallon or less per minute can be sufficient to furnish a household with adequate water. A six inch diameter well will store a gallon and a half of water per foot of well depth. If for instance you have a well with a depth of 300 feet and the water is at the 50 foot level in the well, you already have 375 gallons of water stored in the well. When properly designed with timers and shut off devices, a low producing well can and will take care of a home. There are 1440 minutes in a day; a well that produces a gallon per minute will then produce 1440 gallons per day that can be pumped into and stored in a storage tank. A family of four uses approximately 300 to 400 gallons per day, this amounts to approximately 35% of the total well yield. Most wells in Middle Tennessee will produce the required amount of water needed without a storage system.
Our Company has installed many of these systems and have found them to be very effective. We can if necessary help you with a low producing well, creating a very useful water supply that will give years of dependable and reliable service.