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Cleaning, Rehabiliting, Shocking a Well - Getting Rid of Black Water and Bacteria Contaminants

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I recently reactivated a well on my property that hasn't been used for god knows how long and started getting some black water. After some research it turns out it's black iron sulfides in the water caused by sulfate reducing bacteria. Time to shock this sucker.

I found some good links of rejuvenating wells and thought I'd share them.


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The air lift pump I set up is working fine but the damn well is pretty dirty. I shocked the well with a cup of bleach mixed in 3 gallons of water and keep pumping it every day trying to clear the crud out. There was a pile of organic matter that was all black and nasty at the bottom. Air lift pumps are good for cleaning the crap out. Still trying to flush it out and get it useable. If I don't put the pipe all the way down in the well I think it's ok but I wanna flush all the crap out of it. I'll keep at it and see what happens.
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