Batona Camp well pump is out of service

ecampbell

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The handle has been removed.
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bobpbx

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So what's the deal Ed? I can't understand why they have to use a form that covers everthing but makes it as clear as mud. Why did the well fail?
 

ecampbell

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Bob, here's the full story. I can't imagine the mind set of someone who does this.

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bobpbx

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Ed, yes I see there is coliform present. I saw that in the first post. I thought someone did something to contaminate the well. What do you mean "I can't imagine the mind set of someone who does this." Am I missing something in the paperwork? Who did what?
 

ecampbell

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To create such a complicated, obfuscated document to communicate a simple fact to a camper wanting to use the well. This is a technical report not targeted to the intended audience.
" warning, this well is contaminated, do not use"
Put anything you want after it but nobody will read it. They bathe and wash their dishes there.
 
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bobpbx

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This is in the heart of the pine barrens. I'd love to know how that got in there. Sand is a great filter. If they need to make it deeper, then go for it.
 

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I think I would make sure I brought my own water at all times no matter what it took.
 

JerseyDevil

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They’ll, or at least they should chlorinate the well. It’s a simple safe simple process and is the standard appropriate method to correct the situation. My assumption is that the well water itself is probably not contaminated due to contamination that percolated down, but rather with this heat the well head itself probably just got some stuff growing in or on it. It should be sprayed with chlorine now and then. A dose of chlorine in the well and a spray down of the entire external assembly should solve it. I have a bad feeling though, that they won’t spend the money.. The form is required to be posted by law, yes, it definitely could be simpler..
 
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