How To Find The Perfect Location For A Water Well
When trying to find the perfect spot for a water well, there are many things that hydraulic engineers consider.
Proximity To Buildings To Be Serviced Versus Depth Of Well
The further a well is from the buildings it is to offer water to, the more expensive the total water system will be.
It is impossible for hydraulic engineers to tell you exactly what depth they will have to drill to hit water. An estimate is an educated guess based on factors such as the geology of the area.
Septic Systems Or Other Potential Contamination Sources
A well should be a sufficient distance from a septic system or drain field. Agricultural runoff, and other sources of pollution must be considered before drilling begins. Your hydraulic engineer needs to know about any sources of pollution that he cannot see for himself when he goes to a site.
Surface water is a good sign that you will be able to drill a well, but it doesn’t indicate that you won’t have to drill deep. Water on the surface is just that. If you want a high quality well then deeper is better. Shallow wells are more subject to contamination and drying out.
Out Of Flood Zone
You don’t want your well to be drilled where floods happen with any regularity at all. During a flood, wells are more likely to become contaminated.
Deciding On The Final Site
There may be more than one good location for a well on your property. If this is the case, then you may want to choose the one that is likely to cost less. The longer pipe has to be run and the deeper the well, the higher the cost will be to you. Access is a critical issue.
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