09:29PM | 03/23/00
Member Since: 03/23/00
1 lifetime posts
My home is on a well and I have noticed a "runoff" going down my driveway even when there has been no rain during the day. I live on the side of a hill and I live in Oregon (where it rains alot). How can I determine if I possibly have a burried pipe leaking or just runoff from my hill?

Mike U

08:11PM | 05/25/00
Member Since: 05/22/00
22 lifetime posts
Try to see if your well pump is running even though your not using any water. If it is you may have a split in a pipe. Another way would be to have your well man chlorinate your well and then test your runoff to see if the water contains chlorine.


05:10AM | 06/15/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Another possibility is to shut off your well pump for a day. Do this in dry weather on a day when you won't need water in the house for a day. Then 1) shut off the breaker to the well pump. 2) Release any pressure by turning on a faucet until all pressure is gone. If the "leak" continues at the same level after all day, it's not likely to be a leak in your system.


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