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Information on Water Pumps and Water Analysis in the Outaouais Area


It’s best to be well informed when it comes time to choose a new water pump. In the Outaouais, your water analysis and water quality problems can be solved, thanks to Pompes Sylvain Bourassa. If you have any other questions about our products and services, give us a call!

What should I do if my water smells like rotten eggs?

The sulfur content in your water is what smells foul, and can be very annoying. You need to install a specialized filter to remedy this problem.

What should I do if I find rust stains in the toilet bowl and on my clothes?

Water that leaves rust stains and has a yellow discolouration probably contains iron. Fortunately, you will get better-tasting water and no stains simply by installing a specialized filter.

What should I do if hard water is damaging my bathtub and my clothes?

The solution : soften your water with softeners and conditioners. Your clothes will be cleaner and your appliances that use water will be more efficient.

What should I do if I suspect my water is contaminated?

Avoid consuming water that contains contaminants and bacteria. Only water analysis performed by a professional can guarantee the quality of your water.

What should I do if my water is the colour of tea?

Tannin can stain your clothes and damage your appliances. A water conditioner can effectively solve this problem.

How do I disinfect my well?

A well should be disinfected twice a year, once after snowmelt and once again in early fall. Each time, it is recommended to do a bacterial test to make sure the water is safe to drink.

Calculate the amount of bleach needed to disinfect the well:

  • Depth of well in feet minus static level (water level in the well after 12 hours of non-use)
  • Divide the result by 100 to get the number of gallons of bleach required (round up to the next whole number).

Example :

Depth of well :

Static level :
Water level

275’
- 25’
=-250’

250’÷100=2,5’

Rounding the result to the next unit, we obtain 3 gallons of bleach.

Method :

  • Clean the well using a dip net to remove foreign bodies and deposits.
  • Pour the bleach into the well.
  • With a garden hose, circulate the water for 1 hour or until you smell the bleach. 
  • At the same time, rinse the inner wall of the well to completely mix the chlorine and water.
  • Turn on each faucet (hot and cold water), toilet, dishwasher, washer, outside tap, etc. one at a time.
  • When you smell bleach, close the valves and other accessories. 
  • Let the bleach disinfect the well and pipes for 24 hours without turning on the water.
  • After 24 hours, run the outside faucet for 15 minutes every hour, until you smell no more bleach and the water is clear and clean.
  • If the water flow is strong, let it run continuously until the water is clear, clean and odorless (always monitor the tap so you do not run out of water).
  • After a few days, you can do a test for bacteria.
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