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The present invention is an apparatus for a gauge to determine the amount of water, in gallons, in a surface well. The present invention visually indicates the amount of water remaining in the surface well helping to regulate water usage effectively.


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FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates generally to an apparatus for a gauge. More specifically, the apparatus is a gauge for determining the amount of water, in gallons, in a surface well.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Currently there is no convenient or effective method to determine the amount of water remaining in a surface well. Typically people who need to determine the amount of water in the surface well would simply remove the concrete well cover and use a flashlight to attempt to visually inspect the amount of water in the well. This method is difficult, time consuming, and prone to inaccuracy.  This prevents the monitoring and rationing of a very essential and valuable commodity, especially during drought season. It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a gauge to effectively measure the amount of water remaining in a surface well. This is accomplished through a buoy system that is inserted into a well with a calibrated pipe that shows the exact amount of water in gallons at any given time.

ABRIDGED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INVENTION
The present invention is an apparatus for a gauge to determine the amount of water, in gallons, in a surface well.  The present invention visually indicates the amount of water remaining in the surface well helping to regulate water usage effectively.  There is currently no existing device by any method that serves this purpose.  The well gauge is designed to sit on top of the well. A calibrated pipe determines the depth of the water in the well.  The calibrated pipe is marked to visually display the height of the apparatus within the well, indicating the present level of water within the well. As the water level changes, the buoys will move up or down to reflect the change in water level. The apparatus is held in place by the well cover.  In the preferred embodiment, the components are pre-assembled and installed by a well contractor. Once installed, the well cover keeps the apparatus in place and reading accurately. Thus, no post installation action(s) is required. All components come in a kit which the well contractor purchases and then assembles on site.  If the present invention is installed in a new well, the apparatus can simply be installed when building the well. If the present invention is installed in an existing well, a hole must be drilled into the concrete well cover to insert the device.  When assembled, the gauge includes a solar LED to provide visibility of the calibrated pipe at night.