Your Well Pump's Suction Line Is Dry—What Happened?
Any well less than 25 feet deep falls into the "shallow" wells category. If your home has one of these wells, you most likely use an aboveground jet pump to pull water up to the surface. This pump resides in your home and utilizes a pipe known as a suction line to bring water from the bottom of the well. Under normal circumstances, the suction line must always remain filled with water.