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If your well recovery rate is too low (how quickly water refills the well bore from the surrounding rock), the pump may turn off to prevent damage from overheating (and even if it kept running, it wouldn't pull up much water). As wells age, their recovery rate goes down, and the recovery rate is affected by variation in water table levels.


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If you have metal pipes, and the high utility bill would seem to indicate that your well-house filled due to pumping itself full, digging down to fix it would appear to be a logical approach - though I don't know that I'd be "looking for leaks" as much as "having dug the expensive hole, replacing all the pipes while the hole is open." As mentioned in my ...



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