Dear Mr. Johnson;
My name is Gary Saiter and I serve as the Chairman of the Board and the General Manager of the Wenden Domestic Water Improvement District. We are a small system serving the town of Wenden with about 225 hook ups. We are also a ground water system with two active wells. While the wells are both 1,400 feet deep, our pump is located approximately 530 feet down.
Over the past several years we have had problems with our down pipes. They were galvanized, rusting and causing reductions in our ability to pump an adequate amount of water, or with them falling apart and dropping the pump and motor. Most recently in January of 2019, that happened to well #2 and we lost both the pump and motor at the bottom of the well and were unable to retrieve them.
When something like this happens, it costs anywhere from $20,000 to $36,000 and those amounts are not easy for our water district to absorb. When this happened in January of 2019, we made the decision to abandon galvanized and implemented your Boreline system. Since then, we have had no problems with its use. We recently experience an electrical problem on well #2 due to a lightening strike and had to pull the pump and motor and we discover a pinhole leak in the down pipe. Rather than replacing it, we were able to repair the problem with a coupler.
In the future, when we there is a problem with well #1, our solution will be to implement your product, Boreline once again. Our previous experience has guided this decision and we believe that it will save the department significant money in the long run.
Thank you for your help.
A unique pumping project was implemented at the Sunshine Mine, where a 75 hp submersible pump needed to be suspended in a shaft, 3000 feet below the surface.
After researching Boreline Hose applications, we chose their product to suspend a total of 9,000 lbs of weight on 5 inch Boreline, 600 feet below water to pump a shaft.
The engineering staff at Hose Solutions worked closely with us on the hose and fitting specification, which gave us the assurance that this application was a sure fit for us.
The installation of the pump, hose, electrical cable and suspension took only one shift and we were pumping the same day and continue to do so.
There was no concerns of pump reaction on start up, or need to anchor the pump, in the open space of a shaft.
Just carefully assemble, suspend, turn on and start pumping.
I would recommend any mining operation faced with challenging pumping situations to consider Boreline as a solution for pumping.
I started using Boreline in the year 2000 because the water in this area is very corrosive and I was changing out steel column pipe every three years.
This replacing the corroded pipe was putting a big strain on our budgets and also the cost of pulling and setting the pump. Now if we ever have a problem with the pump or motor we are capable of pulling and setting the pump and motor ourselves.
I would recommend Boreline to anyone. Believe me, you will save thousands of dollars in maintenance every year.
The City of Amarillo, Texas has been using Boreline by Hose Solutions since 2010 in its potable water wells. It is a great product to use for work in tight applications where you cannot get a rig in. Our first time to use it was in a well about 600’ deep. Boreline also allows you an energy cost saving over time because it maintains its smooth wall vs the corrosion aspect of steel pipe. Very simple product to use. It has a NSF rating.
We operate several water districts in the area with wells ranging in depths of 150’ to 400’. We absolutely love this product and we use it in every well. Boreline has given us the ability to remove and reinstall a submersible pump, in-house, in a matter of about 6 hours. The Cobb Area Water District completely stands behind the Boreline and fully recommends it to anyone considering a better solution. The durability of this product is absolutely amazing and Hose Solutions Inc. has been there for us every step of the way.
Boreline has been a valuable item in our company’s well history.
There is no corrosion element, virtually no wear and great chemical resistance and longevity. No other material or tool will be as strong or last as long as Boreline. It is our company’s goal to migrate all of the submersible pumping systems at our location to the Boreline product.