A major cause for loss of well production and premature degradation of piping and equipment is the presence of biofilm. Biofouling creates a “thick” discontinuous irregular layer of slime and biofilm along the wellbore, well screen, piping/equipment, bedrock fractures, gravel pack, and within the aquifer. These films consist of a combination of amorphous polymeric chains containing metal oxides of iron, manganese, aluminum and other trace metals; biofilms may also house or protect pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and protozoan.
Biolfim reduces the efficiency of the well by plugging screens and intake of the pump. Accelerated chemical and electrochemical corrosion can result in increased metal content, aesthetic and taste problems, and failure of pumps and piping due to corrosion. It is imperative to properly diagnose and treat microbial related well issues. CTW utilizes a specific analytic laboratory to speciate bacteria and confirm your water quality. Our engineers will provide a comprehensive solution to treat your well and provide additional maintenance expertise to keep biofilm at bay