Does the phrase ‘April showers bring May flowers’ ring a bell? While very catchy, there’s a reason why someone came up with it in the first place. Since thunderstorms can threaten at any moment during spring and summer, this is the time of year to be paying the most attention to the affects of power outages – especially on a home’s sump pump. Continue reading
The effectiveness of a water well greatly depends on the amount of groundwater it’s pulling from. Likewise, the cost of creating the well is dependent on how far down it has to be drilled in order to reach this resource. Since groundwater is obviously located below the surface, there is no proven way to find where it flows and how far down – unless you’re a believer of water dowsing. Continue reading
On average, research shows that homeowners will call a plumber once every three years. And throughout these phone calls, the most asked question will be, ‘Is this a common plumbing problem?’. Whether it’s frozen pipes, leaky faucets, running toilets, and more, a plumber will immediately recognize the commonality of the job at hand. Continue reading
As any dug, driven, or drilled hole in the ground for the use of extracting groundwater in underground aquifers, water wells have shown to be very useful throughout history. For the past 8,000 years, humanity has been using this method to provide water for up to entire villages at a time. Since then, the process and layout of the water well has been made much more streamlined and efficient.
In owning, operating, and maintaining a private water well, it is important to understand the different components that it is made up of. See the diagram to the right for an outline of a water well system and read below to learn more about each part: Continue reading
How many times in a year, a month, or a week do you go out to eat simply because it’s the quick and easy option? When a burger can be cooked in less than five minutes and a smoothie made in thirty seconds, you can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. Well, chances are, pumps played a role in providing food on the table and a drink in your hand in this efficient manner. Continue reading
At A.Y. McDonald, the customer is always the boss. That’s why we value relationships with our customers—local and afar—like Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., located in Galena, Illinois.
The water cycle explains how water moves above, on, and through the Earth at any given point of time. As an essential part of life, this process is one of many that keep us alive. That being said, only 3% of the world’s available water is freshwater or drinkable, with groundwater responsible for a large portion of Earth’s freshwater. Groundwater is recognized as a renewable resource that is most commonly replenished through precipitations that infiltrate downward from the land surface. Continue reading
Do you know how your pump works? From consumption to irrigation purposes, a centrifugal water well pump is responsible for the removal and/or transfer of water from a water well. By simplifying the function of these pumps, you’ll find that they have a lot in common with a drinking device we use everyday. Continue reading
The official start of spring is almost here. While you may be excited to watch the first signs of spring bloom, you also need to be on the lookout for other not so desirable springtime weather—like melting snow, heavy rain and potential flooding. Continue reading
Want consistent water pressure in every shower in your home? A booster pump can help! A booster takes existing pressure coming into a house or building and raises it by whatever pressure the pump is rated for, allowing for constant water pressure throughout the building, even when multiple taps are open.