There are many variables that go into choosing the location where a well will be installed. In addition to picking an adequate spot, preparing the land is essential. Heavy-duty machinery will be utilized during the process. Loose or potentially dangerous materials could impede the drilling process. Assess your property and consult with a drilling technician to proceed with the installation process.
A drilling technician will inspect your property prior to the installation. All paperwork necessary through your local municipality must be filled out and filed, prior to any disruption to the land. If you live in an area that isn't located next to any other residences, you won't need to be concerned about the locations of additional wells.
There are specifications that a drilling technician must follow, and this includes placing a well a minimal distance from another well. Property that is sloped, livestock pens, large rocks, and electrical wiring may influence where a well will be installed. Your responsibility is to clear loose items from your yard and to know the location of the septic system and any underground wiring. Make sure that there is plenty of room for service vehicles to enter and exit your property.
The drilling technician will mark the property where the drilling will take place. A rotary drill that utilizes a drill bit that is attached to a drill string or a pipe will cut into the earth. Earthen materials will be flushed toward the ground's surface. Steel or plastic piping will be used to line the interior casing that comprises the well. The casing will protect the water supply from contaminants and will reinforce the dirt that surrounds it, preventing the well's walls from caving in.
Some properties contain sand and gravel, which can both enter a well. For added protection from these two materials, a screen will be installed. The screen will allow water to flow in at a normal rate but will prevent small particles from entering the confines of the well. Grout is used to form a seal between the casing and the dirt that surrounds it. This step further prevents contaminants from entering.
With the addition of a new well, a water pump will need to be installed. This is one of the final steps that a drilling technician will perform. The pump will be primed and water within the well will be tested, and then you will be approved to use the water within your residence.
For more information about water well drilling, contact a local professioanl.
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