13 Sep 2019

Houston… We Have a Problem

By Isaac J. Evans No Comments

apollo13Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970, from Kennedy Space center with plans to land on the moon. As you might already know, two days later an oxygen tank exploded, damaging the service and command modules. This caused extreme danger and hardship; they had a loss of heat, limited power, a shortage of drinkable water, they were unable to filter the carbon dioxide in the cabin—the three man crew was in serious trouble. The lunar module consumables were intended to sustain two people for a day and a half, not three people for four days. They needed a rescue, but how do you rescue someone in space? It seemed like an impossible task. Indeed, those astronauts were faced with an emergency situation.

Emergencies happen every day, and turning on your faucet only to realize you don’t have water can be an urgent situation. Although they are designed to provide years of low-maintenance and hassle-free service, water wells may run into occasional issues. Power outages or blown fuses can impact electrical components. Filters can become clogged with rocks, sand, dirt, and other debris. Other well equipment, such as pipes, may crack. Groundwater tables sometimes run low. C&J Well Co. has been dealing with these complex emergencies in Central Indiana for decades. If your water has stopped, is sputtering from the faucet, or has a bad smell or taste, give the professionals at C&J a call. We are able to handle the more complex situations and emergencies, often in a single visit to your home. No problem is too big for us to fix!

With the help of NASA engineers, the astronauts from the Apollo 13 mission overcame their dire situation. They improvised a device to filter the CO2 called “the mailbox.” They minimized to extreme rations of food and water, and they used the moon’s gravity to propel the ship back to Earth. They were rescued from what seemed like an impossible situation. Let C&J rescue you from your no-water emergencies and all other well-related services! Contact us today for more details!