Are you considering having a water drilled on your property? Here is a bit of info to get your started. There are two main sources of water available today: water wells and public water supply. When you own a well you are in control of what’s in your water, how much water you can use and when you can use it. Northeast Water Wells is always available to answer your questions and schedule a time to drill your well.
Where does the water come from?
Water wells are a great natural source of water. When rain falls, it is absorbed into the ground. Water that is not used by plants moves down through pores and spaces until it reaches a dense layer of rock. The water trapped below the ground in the pores and spaces above dense rock is called ground water. Ground water is also referred to as “aquifer”.
What exactly is a drilled water well?
Water wells are commonly referred to as rock wells, drilled wells, artesian wells, dug wells, pounded wells and point wells. A drilled water well in Massachusetts and New Hampshire consists of a hole drilled into the ground by a drill rig. Northeast Water Wells drills 6”, 7”, and 8” air/mud rotary drilled wells. The top section of the well is lined with a steel casing. The casing prevents the collapse of the walls of the well. The casing also prevents surface or subsurface contaminants from entering the water supply.
How much water will I need for my residential well?
This really depends on what your household demand is. Our water well professionals at Northeast Water Wells will help you determine this. They will need to know how many bathrooms you have, if you have an irrigation system, a hot tub or any other utilities that will require water.
How do you decide how deep my well needs to be?
Unfortunately there is no easy way to predict how deep your well needs to be. Consulting with neighbors close to your home can help give you a general idea of the average depth in your area. State or Local agencies may have records on file for wells in your neighborhood. In Massachusetts, the Department of Environmental Protections or your local Board of Health can be helpful. In New Hampshire, the Department of Environmental Services and NH Water Well Board can be helpful.
Article written by Karen Provencher
At Northeast Water Wells Inc our services are not limited to water well drilling and pump installation we also have a plethora of other services available. Northeast water wells experienced technicians also specialize in Artesian Water Well Abandonment, Well Rehabilitation, Water Well Chlorination, Submersible water pumps, Jet pumps, Constant Pressure Pumps, Pressure Boosting Pumps, Solar/ wind powered pumping systems. Water Pressure holding tanks, Atmospheric Water Holding tanks, Water Quality/ Quantity testing, water conditioning and treatment, filtration, sanitizers, water softeners, hydro fracture, zone fracture, Water Well Maintenance, Real Estate Transfer testing and Well Efficiency Audits.
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