If you need a well drilled and you don't know much about the process, then you probably have quite a few questions about the process. You can find answers to many of the questions others ask by reading this brief guide on water well drilling:
Will you have to worry about the well going dry?
If you've never had a well before, then it's understandable for you to be concerned about it going dry. In most cases, wells will not permanently run dry. They can end up dry temporarily in some cases when the water drops below the pump intake, but this is also uncommon. If a well seems to be dry, the issue is more likely to be an issue with the pump or another part of the well system.
How do you determine where the best place for the well is?
It's easier to determine where to place the well in some areas than it is in others. As long as it isn't an issue locating where there is water that will work for the well, it is generally placed as close to where the customer wants it as possible. If you have a septic system, then the well will need to be a specific number of feet from the septic system.
How long will it take to have a well drilled?
Some people are under the misconception that drilling a well is a much bigger project than it is and that the process takes a good period of time. In fact, drilling the well is generally something that can be completed in a few hours, with a few more for the completion of the system, which means getting it hooked up to the structure.
Does the depth of the well determine the quality of the water?
Everything will be done to determine the depth needed in order to offer good quality water. However, the depth of the well typically does affect the water quality because a deeper well will be further down and away from ground contaminants.
Will the well require any maintenance?
Once your well has been drilled and you are ready to go, there will be some future and regular maintenance that will need to be done. You should have a professional come out to chlorinate the well for you. You should also have the well tested every few years or when you notice something with the water that you feel may be concerning.
To learn more, contact a company that offers well drilling services.