Getting no water from your rural farm's bore water supply system? If so, there are several possible sources of the problem that you will need to be aware of. Here's a useful troubleshooting guide for you.
Check water level inside the storage tank.
Your bore water pump is designed to pump water out of your storage tank only when there is sufficient water inside the tank. If the water levels fall below a certain minimum, your pump will run dry and this can lead to extensive damage. Some advanced pumps can even shut-off automatically to prevent damage in case there isn't enough water in your tank.
Therefore, the first thing that you should check when water is not coming out of your faucets or when your pump's automatic shut-off mechanism is activated is the water level inside the storage tank. The water pressure inside the tank might not be sufficient to allow just the right amount of water to collect inside the tank.
Check the power connections.
Before you can get too alarmed about your rural farm's lack of water supply, first make sure your power connections are okay. The electrical circuit of your pump could have tripped due to increased power usage, a power blackout or a surge in power, cutting off power supply to your pump. If the main switch is turned on, and the electrical circuit doesn't appear to be tripped, you can check the system for power by turning the circuit on and then off again just to make sure there's power. This is because of the possibility that a circuit breaker may occasionally look as if it's still on when it has, as a matter of fact, tripped off.
Inspect pump equipment for buildup of scale.
If the water in your water storage tanks smells rusty and looks discoloured, it could be that there is clogging within the system. The clogging could be as a result of excessive accumulation of scale, which is formed when natural occurring impurities, such as calcium, manganese and iron, react with the interior parts of your water pump equipment. The best way to tackle this problem is to treat your water regularly so that substantial amounts of the unwanted impurities can be removed from the water.
Now that you know where to look when your water supply system is not working, you can have an easy time diagnosing the source of the problem.