Cleaning of water supply wells is a cost-effective option
for increasing well yield and improving water quality.
Biofilms and bacteria can significantly reduce the quality
and yield of production wells. A deep and thorough clean can
greatly improve the yield and quality and help to avoid expensive
exploration of new water sources. Locating a new well can
be risky and may not produce the same yield or quality.
Costs of drilling and infrastructure associated with establishing
a new well are also expensive. Rehabilitation will potentially
return the production yield to its original quality and quantity,
making well cleaning a cost-effective and practical option.
O'Neill Ground Water Engineering Ltd (OGE) provides this
service throughout Ireland from its base in Naas, Co Kildare.
CCTV is used before and after cleaning - providing an insight
into the structural nature of the well and a digital record
of its status. The techniques include using a selection of
brushes, jetting tools and steam cleaning, followed by a mixture
of specially designed chemicals to remove biofilms and unwanted
contaminants. Wells are shut down for a minimal length of
time (approximately 3 days) and all work is undertaken by
experienced and qualified staff.
OGE can also advise on aftercare and maintenance - such as
ensuring the well head is kept clean and no contamination
from the surface can impact on water quality. Long-term maintenance
and pollution prevention plans can be recommended to safeguard
the zone of contribution (ZOC).
Source Protection Plans also provide simple cost-effective
solutions for protecting water supply wells. This may be a
requirement under the water supply Remedial Action Plans.
For further information, contact -
Shane O'Neill or Fiona Tutty
Unit D5, M7 Business Park, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: 045 895668
Fax: 045 881705
Mob: 087 2300933