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Water well flow rates depend on many factors that can have a multitude of solutions. A low well flow that delivers water in the 2.5 GPM range or below, isn’t able to keep up with water usage in a building with typical occupancy. If someone were to flush a toilet at the same time that water is running on the same system without enough flow, the water could cut off to the house until enough water builds up to supply the demand again.


The majority of water wells have a pressure tank to supply the water usage demand, but if this doesn’t produce enough pressure then adding an above-ground water tank can resolve the issue. Water tanks should reflect the water usage of a property, with enough capacity in reserve in case of above-average water use. If a tank without enough capacity is used, the tank will be used up before it’s able to recover from drawing from the water well that doesn’t have a lot of pressure.

The best-case scenario would be to have a large capacity above the groundwater storage tank that can supply enough drinking and domestic water, even in emergencies. The low flow rate well and pump will then rely on recovering the water supply overnight, or when water use goes down. Providing water capacity that is ready to go makes the water well source reliable and measurable.


The ‘Typical Home Water Usage Rates: Average Required Flow Rates’ Chart reflects the pressure and water capacity required on average for a typical household.


Having water storage to provide for your water usage has more advantages than consistent water supply. Water storage tanks for water well systems:


  • Increase the life of your water well pump because it cycles less

  • Increases efficiency of your water pressure when water is stored above ground

  • Added fire protection for your home by making water readily available

  • Water is available during power outages

  • Water tanks allow sediment to settle at the bottom so that water can be pumped from the top for cleaner water.

  • Cleaner water also means increasing the life of your water filters


Our dealer and installation network can provide clean water storage for your home or business with cost-effective capacities. Pioneer Water Tanks store water within the NSF-61 certified, BPA-free, antimicrobial Aqualiner Fresh tank liner to ensure a consistent drinking water supply.


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There are digital tools to help water well owners understand how much water is available in a well. There is the alternative, basic calculations that can also estimate how much water is available to them, especially when the property is first purchased or if something major has affected the well. The volume of your well can be estimated in gallons using this simple calculation tool below.


The equation used is V = πr2h. This calculates pi * radius^2 * the height of the water currently in your well, this gives us the number of cubic inches. There are 231 cubic inches in a gallon so this is then divided by 231 which gives us the estimated amount of gallons currently in your well.

How can I find out the height of the water currently in the well (also known as the water depth)?


Finding the depth of the water currently available can be done a few ways but one simple DIY technique is to tie a weight to a long piece of string and lower it down. When the weight hits the bottom of your well, stop lowering the string and raise it up to then measure the length of the wet part of the rope for an estimated depth of water height.

The weighted string is lowered until it hits the bottom of the water well.

How can I find out the radius of my water well?


One way to find out the radius of circular water wells is to first take the diameter of the well. The diameter is the straight line passing from side to side through the center of a body or figure. The diameter is then divided by two and that is the radius of the well.

The diameter measurement of a circular water well.

The diameter is just the measurement straight across the well.

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