We just bought our first house and the water is fed by a fresh spring in our yard which is filtered in our basement. The spring is open and quite dirty. It's filled with sticks and debris. I would clean it out but I'm not sure how! Who would we call to clean it out and get it professionally covered?
gosh where do you live as i have not seen a spring fed water system since my parents house in PA and they had a cement pipe put around there natural spring after we had to clean it out a couple of times a year .Everytime it stormed or when seasons changed it needed cleaned out .Well the pipe was actually a large vault with an opening in 2 sides of it one for the pipe going into the house and one for over flow water to drain out .Do you use a jet pump to bring it into the house and do you have a well house .
My parents was gravity fed with a large storage tank in the basement and then the demand for water increased with children and dishwasher and washing machine as time went on and thats when the well house was built and the jet pump was added .The vault stored more water than we could use sometimes and the overflow got rid of the extra .I guess the vault was in place of a large storage tank out side and a large one inside . No freeze up's that way .
We're considered rural housing although we're right outside the city. Yes, we use a jet pump to bring it into the house, but I don't believe we have a well house, I could be wrong though. The spring actually feeds 3 houses and the only time I notice a dip in water flow (even if we're running the washing machine, the shower and the sinks at the same time!) is when the water filters are ready to be changed. Who would we talk to about installing the cement pipe?
very true if you over mess with something that is working you end up messing it up .You could get a whole house filter and install it in your house some where that self flushes it's self at a preset time .That would keep you from having to change filters .I know lowes hardware sells a good one that is used around here a lot and it is not real big and costs under 300 dollars.