FAQ's & Tips

We have many frequently asked questions, just give us a call at 719-683-7512 and we would be happy to answer them!

Properly constructed private water well systems require little homeowner maintenance. These simple steps will help protect your system and investment.

  • Always use licensed contractors when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced.
  • Annual well maintenance, including a bacterial test is recommended. Any source of drinking water should be checked anytime there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced.
  • Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides and petroleum products far away from your well.
  • Periodically check the well cover, seal or cap on top of the well casing to ensure it is in good repair.
  • Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems chemical storage facilities, and parking areas.
  • Prevent back-flow. When mixing pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals, refrain from putting the hose inside the tank or container.
  • When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above ground. Slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.
  • Take care in working or mowing around your well. A damaged casing could compromise the sanitary protection of your well. AVOID DUMPING SNOW, LEAVES, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AROUND YOUR WELL.
  • Keep your well records in an easy to find, safe place. Your documentation should include the construction report, permit, and water well system maintenance / water testing results.
  • Be aware of changes in your well, the area around your well, or the water it provides.

If you experience a problem, or just have some questions, call us: 719-683-7512

Barnhart Pump Co
Serving the Pikes Peak region since 1983

Contact Us:

Phone: 719-683-7512
Fax: 719-683-4429
Click Here

Licensed and Bonded:

Colorado Division Of Water Resources License Numbers 1122, 1306 & 1475

Authorized Dealer For:


Angie’s List:

Payments Accepted: