Aqua Well & Pump Systems

Check You Pressure Tanks Drawdown In 5 Steps

What is a drawdown?

The pressure tank on your water system is to provide a drawdown. The drawdown allows you to use small amounts of water without the pump kicking on each time. The drawdown test will help you determine if your pressure tank is functioning properly.

Take a drawdown test

Take the Drawdown Test

  1. Turn on the faucet until the pump kicks on
  2. When the pump kicks on turn the faucet off
  3. The pump will build up to pressure & stop (usually around 50-60 lbs)
  4. Begin filling a 5-gallon container, if the pump comes on before 5 gallons the tank is causing short cycling & will cause motor damage or pump failure.

Did you pass the test? If yes, no further action is needed!

Did you pass the test? If not, your pressure tank needs attention! Give us a call at 1 (800) 452-6060 for questions or service we would be happy to serve you.

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