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Here is a list of frequently asked questions
What goes into drilling a water well?
A water well is more than just a hole in the ground. A properly constructed well includes the well bore, well casing(s), annular casing seal to exclude undesirable water and formations, and, in some applications, a filtration (sand) screen, or linear casing. Area experience, regulations, and geological conditions will determine what exactly is needed for your water well.
How much should I anticipate spending on a water well?
A water well is a long-term capital investment, like your home, and should be treated like one. Costs for a well vary considerably, depending primarily on the depth, diameter, and casing required. We provide free proposals based on your individual well needs and location.
How do I select my drilling contractor?
First and foremost, your contractor must have a reputation of honesty and integrity. Additionally, a contractor should be selected on his experience in the geographic area, as well as continued education in terms of new technology and regulatory standards. Equipment is another important aspect to look for in a contractor. It is important that the driller you select has the capability to drill in all geological formations of the anticipated well. It is also helpful to check with your local pump contractors, regulatory personnel, and neighbors who may be familiar with someone in the drilling business. It is most important to evaluate a contractor based on your needs. Select a contractor who is professional in all aspects of the trade, from contact, to estimate, written proposal, performance of work, to satisfactory completion, and follow-up through the years. Beware of the lowest price... that may end up costing you more in the end.
How much water do I need and where should the well be located?
Most household water demands can be supplied by a well production of five to fifteen gallons a minute. Most homes use from two hundred to five hundred gallons a day for internal use. Irrigation usage is beyond these limits. Flows below five gallons a minute are still adequate with additional water storage systems. Pump production rates above fifteen gallons per minute are not desirable for most homes.
Water wells need to be located a minimum distance from all points of possible contamination such as: septic tanks, septic fields, petroleum tanks, and animal holding areas. Local ordinances may also dictate well placement. Outside of these setbacks, some geological formations will indicate the best areas in which to locate your future well. An experienced drilling contractor should be able to assist you in locating a proper place for your future well. To date, there is no cost-effect method of scientifically locating underground aquifers. Water witching or dousing has not produced substantial and verifiable success in locating aquifers. Also, some areas have multiple water-bearing formations with varying qualities and quantities of water.