On this past Friday night, I noticed that the house wasn’t getting a consistent supply of water, and that air and air bubbles were starting to come out of the taps. Upon further investigation, I realized that the circuit breaker for the well had been tripped. I tried to switch it back on, but it kept tripping. Using a ground fault meter, I was able to determine that one of the wires going underground from the well control box to the well had apparently been damaged, since it was ground faulted.
I was able to get the well operational again by running a temporary above-ground line from the control box to the well, but I’ll be calling in professional electricians to come and lay a new underground line this week.