3 Commonly Asked Questions About Water Well Drilling

Have you decided to ditch paying the city for supplying water to your home and invest in obtaining your own water? Unless you intend to buy gallons of water and suffer from the inconvenience of being unable to obtain water from the plumbing fixtures, you will need to invest in a water well. The benefit of owning a well is that you will be able to obtain groundwater from your own property without worrying about running up the water bill. To speed up the process of gaining access to groundwater, it is important to not attempt drilling a well on your own, especially without the proper equipment.

1. Is the Location and Depth of a Water Well Important? 

The location of a water dwell can usually be drilled anywhere that a homeowner desires it to be on their property. However, the location is important if there isn't an abundance of groundwater in the desired location. Professionals can find the most ideal area to access groundwater by assessing the aquifers on your property, which are rocks containing water. As for the depth of a water well, the number of feet that must be drilled depends on the specific geological conditions of your property. For example, if your property is close to a body of water, it might be easier to access groundwater with only a minimal amount of drilling being done.

2. Is the Groundwater from a Well Contaminated?

You can rest assured that the groundwater being sent into your home from a well isn't contaminated. One reason the groundwater will be safe to use is that any harmful contaminants present will be filtered out before entering your home. There will be a filter connected to the well that will give you the security of knowing that the groundwater is safe. Keep in mind that you can also invest in an additional water filtration system for your home if you want to remove more contaminants, such as the calcium and magnesium that cause water to produce limescale. However, calcium and magnesium are not a safety risk to your groundwater, so the filter to the well is sufficient without getting an additional filter.

3. How Long is the Process for Drilling a Water Well?

The length of time that it takes to drill of water well varies because it depends on several factors. For example, the ease of getting equipment onto your property and weather conditions can factor into the overall drilling process. When you contact a water well drilling company, an estimated timeframe can be determined.