Why is my water pressure so low?

Low water pressure is troublesome, but there are solutions available. Contact Oakville Pump Service (707)944-2471 to find out how we can help.

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Water Filtration for water that smells like rotten eggs.

The most likely reason that your water smells like rotten eggs because it contains a gas called Hydrogen Sulfide which provides a strong and unpleasant sulfur odor.

Hydrogen Sulfide is a potentially problematic gas that can be harmful if it is released in an enclosed environment that humans regularly occupy. Hydrogen Sulfide is particularly dangerous because after the first sniff or two your sense of smell is desensitized and cannot readily identify there is an odor that danger present.

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Why would I need or want a storage tank?

There are several very good reasons for a water storage tank:

1. Storage tanks provide a reserve of water that can be used during high demand periods when your well is not able to meet the instantaneous high demands. For example, your landscape irrigation requires 15 gallons per minute for an hour to water the main lawn, orchard or vineyard BUT the well only produces 10 gallons per minute. A storage tank is used as a buffer to be able to supply the additional demand for the hour or two per day that this additional demand is required.

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How can I reduce the cost of my well pump replacement or well pump service call?

The cost of the repairs to your well pump equipment depends on several key factors.

1) What heavy equipment is necessary for the repairs, such as a pump derrick or crane? If it is a shallow well, often the pump can be removed from the well by hand, but deeper wells will require the use of a pump rig to remove the submersible well pump from the well. The use of this equipment can add to the cost of well pump repairs.

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Does how much water I use impact my electricity bill?

Did you know that current data indicates that, by some estimates, more than 20% of all energy consumption in the United States is utilized in pumping water?

Costs for electricity keep rising with increasing demand and increasing power generation costs. As the costs for electricity supplied from utilities spiral every upward; residential, agricultural, commercial and homeowner sectors are looking for ways to minimize the costs associated with pumping water.

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