Water Lines & Pitless Unit Adapters
A very common question we get is how does the water get from the well to my home? Once the pump pumps the water up the drop pipe in the well, it reaches the top of the well and gets diverted from vertical to horizontal through a connection or fitting called a pitless. The name “pitless” comes from fact that it no longer has a well in a “pit”. Older well systems had the well, pressure tank, pump, and pressure switch inside of a “pit” or concrete room underground. Pits are no longer acceptable in Illinois due to contamination from flooding. The pitless unit allows unobstructed access to the well for servicing without having to get in a well pit or requiring excavation. The next step is after the water flows through the pitless, it enters the water line that is connected to the tank.
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