How deep is an average well?
This depends on the area. Please contact us with your specific location.
How much water do I need?
A good house well should produce between 15 to 30 gallons per minute (gpm). However, there are many options that allow a home to operate with much less.
How much will my well cost, and what is included?
Typical domestic wells range from $2,500 to $15,000 but very deep or complex wells can cost more. A properly constructed well includes casing (to prevent surface contamination from entering the well and to prevent the well from collapsing), screen (this allows water to pass into the casing), gravel pack (works as a controlled filter pack), and a bentonite seal (seals the well and aquifer from possible surface contaminates). A typical pump system includes the pump, motor, control box, pitless adapter, pressure tank, and asscoiated plumbing and electrical labor and materials. All wells and pump installations require permits from the state.
What type and size of equipment will you install in my well?
This depends on your needs. Among other factors, we look at the size of the home, number of fixtures, size of family, landscaping, distance from well to home, and vertical elevation from the pump to the highest fixture.
What kind of casing is used in a water well?
At least the top 38 feet (minimum) of our water wells have steel casing and bentonite grout to protect the well and aquifer from shallow contamination. The type of ground determines the type of casing in the rest of the well. Alluvial ground requires steel casing. PVC (plastic) casing is sometimes used in open rock holes. The most common size of casing is 6".
Most current well owners or future well owners have a lot of question about their well and how wells work. If you have a question that you would like to have answered, please e-mail your question and we will do our best to answer it for you.