Breaking in your new well
Throughout the pumping process, the pressure gauge on your cold water tank should read 20Psi or less. If the pump starts sucking air during this heavy pumping, simply reduce the flow.
If your well has been exposed to iron oxide, otherwise known as rust, your water can become discoloured as quickly as one to two hours following exposure. Rust is typically only a problem for wells that have been over-cased. To avoid a build up of iron oxide in your new well, it’s good practice to pump your well on a regular basis – every hour or so should ensure your water stays clear.