Well Flow Meter

Offer private water well system pressure, flow rate, and minimum yield inspections with this meter.
About the meter:
  1. The meter is simple to use.
  2. The meter provides the client with valuable information he/she really needs.
  3. The meter is more professional and more accurate than a bucket.
  4. The meter permits the inspector to charge extra for the inspection.
  5. The meter measures water pressure.
  6. The meter measures flow rate.
  7. The meter restricts the flow rate to acquire system yield more accurately.
  8. The meter restricts the flow rate to minimize the chance of dry pumping.
  9. The meter saves the inspector time by eliminating bucket pailing.
  10. The meter prevents overflowing tubs.
  11. The meter reduces liability.
  12. The meter is lightweight and comes in its own case.
  13. The meter is durable, not spring-loaded, and guaranteed forever.
  14. The meter sets up in seconds.
  15. The meter permits connection of a discharge hose for outside drainage instead of taxing the septic system.
  16. The meter is a great topic of conversation on the inspection or as a real estate office presentation.
  17. The meter pays for itself and becomes a profit center after only a few inspections! 
Typical reporting language:


Date:                                                         .

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 system�s 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:

Lowest:                       psi.
Highest:                       psi.

Flow Rate

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 Yield

The 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 minutes
                           3.5 gpm
Measured minimum yield:
                ____ acquired.  System ran for _________ minutes.
                ____ not acquired.  System stopped after __________ minutes.
Quick release garden hose connectors. 
Separate pressure gauge. 
The meter comes complete with everything you need:
  • Pressure meter
  • Flow meter
  • Tripod
  • 2 brass garden hose quick connectors
  • Case and strap

Garden hoses not included

No Bucket Required