PRIVATE WATER WELL SYSTEM PRESSURE, FLOW RATE, AND MINIMUM YIELD INSPECTION REPORT
Property address: .
Fixture location(s): .
For good reason, this is not a true well yield test, recovery test, or draw-down test. The results of true well yield tests, recovery tests, and draw-down tests are useless. No occupant cares what the underground well itself is capable of producing. Occupants only care what the entire private well system produces at the fixtures. This end production is affected by the well, water pump, water tank, pump controls, supply piping, height of the building, strainers, and the condition of the fixtures.
This inspection determined the systemï¿½s pressure, flow rate, and minimum yield for at least one fixture on the date of the inspection. This inspection, of course, does not guarantee that well system will always produce enough water for the occupants of the property.
The pressure should be between 20 and 60 pounds per square inch (psi). As the well pump cycles on and off, it is normal for the pressure to vary from low (pump cut-in) to high (pump cut-out) pressure.
Measured water pressure:
The flow rate should be at least 3.5 gallons per minute (gpm). Some jurisdictions and some lenders require a higher flow rate.
Measured flow rate:
Minimum YieldThe minimum well system yield should be at least 150 gallons plus 50 gallons per bedroom. For example: A 4-bedroom home with a minimum required flow rate of 3.5 gpm would achieve minimum yield by having a well system that runs continuously for 100 minutes.150 gallons + (50 gallons X 4 bedrooms)________________________________ = 100 minutes3.5 gpmMeasured minimum yield:____ acquired. System ran for _________ minutes.
____ not acquired. System stopped after __________ minutes.###
Garden hoses not included