You don’t need to be an expert well contractor to know that you can’t just start drilling into the earth without a design plan. But, for most laymen, it’s unclear exactly what factors are considered when designing a well. That’s why we wanted to shed a little light on the subject in this blog post.
We don’t want to bore you with too many details, so we’ll keep it brief by boiling it down to the three most important considerations: geology, physical location, and depth. Keep reading for more details!
The geological conditions of your property are the first thing our well drilling contractors will assess. Since well water is sourced from underground aquifers (i.e. pockets of water) within the bedrock, we will need to evaluate the bedrock so that we drill in an optimal location that creates access to groundwater that is freely flowing through the cracks.
Next, we’ll survey your property and its surroundings for potential sources of contamination. We will ensure your well is not located in close proximity to any of the following:
- Manure storage
- Seepage pit
- Leach field
- Septic tank
- Sewer line
- Stream, lake, watercourse, drainage ditch, or wetland
Lastly, we’ll figure out how deep your well should be. Underground aquifers are located at varying depths, depending on your property, but most private residential wells are between 100 and 500 feet deep. Before we start drilling, we’ll research the depth of nearby wells to get an idea of what our target should be. However, our well drilling contractors will not stop drilling until we reach a sufficient water source for your family.
Any further questions about our pre-drilling process? Don’t hesitate to chat with the well contractors at Goold Wells & Pumps! Give us a call or send us an email today.