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“Hydro” means water. “Fracking” is short for fracture. Hydrofracking, sometimes called hydrofracturing, is a water well development process that increases the flow of water from a bed rock well by increasing the size and extent of the bedrock fractures that bring water into the well. The procedure involves subjecting the bedrock formation to water pressure sufficiently high enough to either extend existing bedrock fractures or create new fractures.
When it comes to hydrofracking water wells, whether it be in a residential or commercial setting, it’s important to hire certified professionals you can trust. At Capital Well, our team has over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we ensure the very best results. No matter how big or small the job is, we are committed to delivering clean, clear water – every time.
During the water well fracking process, the pump is removed from the well and the depth of the well is measured. We measure the casing (pipe) and static water level. The packer is installed below the water well casing. A high volume of water and pressure are pumped into the well to see if there is a pressure change. The packer is moved for a second hydro-frack and the well is flushed. The pump is reset and the water is pumped out of the well for several hours. Flow test is performed after the hydro-fracking is complete.
If your well ran out of water or is not producing enough water, you may be a candidate for hydrofracking. The entire water well fracking process takes approximately 4-6 hours. You’ll have running water that same day.
No, the fracture already exists in the bedrock. What is actually happening is the existing fractures are either really small or they are plugged with sediment. Hydrofracking water wells cleans out these fractures, then actually wears away the sides of the fractures making them larger. As a result, more water is then allowed to flow into the well!
Learn more about Well Development by Hydrofracture. Download an Environmental Fact Sheet from the NH Department of Environmental Services.
Let us help you to get the best quality water in your home while making sure NH kids have food security when returning to school this year. To support Drinking Water Awareness Month, Capital Well will donate 10% off all water treatment to the Backpack Program through September!