Is there no water in your house because you live in a rural area? You can get enough water for your household needs if you invest in a water well, but a drilling contractor will be needed if you need access to groundwater. Find out below what you should know about getting a water well drilled and how to maintain it to keep water flowing through the plumbing system.
What Is Water Well Drilling?
Water well drilling involves excavating the ground in order to access the aquifers that are beneath it. You should not attempt drilling the ground on your own because you might not know where the aquifers are located. A drilling contractor will know how to find the aquifers without excavating an unnecessary amount of your land. A contractor will also know if you need a permit to drill a water well on your land or not. Basically, a drilling contractor will locate the aquifers so that a pump can be connected to bring the groundwater up to the surface so it can be used in your house.
Will Well Water Always Be Available When Needed?
How much water is made available to your home depends on the depth that the well is dug. However, digging a well is a good way to get water from deep within the ground so you won't have to worry about a low amount of water. Maintaining the submersible well pump in a good condition is also necessary for keeping water flowing through your plumbing system. For instance, you must get the pressure pump to your well inspected every now and then to make sure it is sending water into the tank. The pressure pump is the main part of the well system that allows groundwater to come up into the tank.
What Does a Drilling Contractor Charge for a Water Well?
The complexity of the task will determine the overall price that you are charged by a drilling contractor. For instance, he or she might charge more if drilling must be done in clay or firm soil. Expect to pay a drilling contractor at least $15 or more per foot that is excavated for your water well. The price quoted might also include the installation of a tubular lining and well cap, but it depends on who is hired for the task. Contact a drilling contractor such as GeoTek Alaska Inc as soon as possible to discuss what you need done!