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Know These 3 Things Before Drilling a Water Well

When you buy a piece of land to build your homestead on it, you need to consider the water supply. Chances are the local municipal water doesn’t reach out to your location. The next best thing is to drill a well, but you cannot drill one just anywhere. You need to know a few things before you even get started.

Things

Exploration Things

Exploring the land for a good water source should be top priority. Professionals experienced in well drilling Tampa FL looks at more than just your land when looking for a suitable location. The depth of the well is important to ensure adequate water supply. Subdivisions and seasonal fluctuations are part of the exploration process. Conducting this process before a building goes up is much easier on the contractor. It gives them sufficient space to find the best water source available.

Location

Part of the exploration process includes finding a suitable location. Beyond the water itself, other land features can impact the suitability of a drilling spot. Areas that don’t drain well are not suited for your drinking water supply. Ideally, the well is placed higher than the surrounding areas. Low-lying locations can make the well susceptible to contamination. Accessibility is also important for semi-annual and annual maintenance and repairs.

Quantity

Wherever the location is, there should be enough water to handle the household’s needs and more. If you plan to have farm animals, there needs should be included as part of the daily usage. Swimming pools require additional water usage even if filled by a water company via a truck. All daily usage from toilets, sinks and showers influence how much water the well needs to produce regularly.

Drill

Once you have determined the best location for your well, it is time to start drilling. Dry wells are not common but inadequate water supplies are more common. More than one well may need to be dug to find the perfect spot.