Water Well Drilling Site Locations
Where can I put the well?
Depending on the size of the property, the location of the well may be limited. The larger the property, wells tend to be installed closer to power sources - as it is less expensive to run PVC-pipe, than it is to run wire to run the pump. Below are some guidelines Brown Drilling uses when determining whether or not we can get our equipment onsite to the location for your well.
- Wells must be at least 100 feet away from any portion of any septic system, including the leach lines and neighboring parcels.
- The drilling equipment needs to be at least 25 feet away from any overhead power, phone or cables lines.
- The drilling equipment needs to be at least 10 feet away from an obstruction - such as a tree, a fence, a building or other structures.
- The well must be located outside of the high water mark of any wash.
- The equipment must be able to get to the location. The road access needs to be fairly level side to side (not off camber), as the equipment is very top heavy and can easily roll. The equipment is about the size of three cement trucks with two trailers. Generally, an area of 100 feet by 100 feet would be the minimum set up area. Some locations require a larger area.
Traditional water dousing (water witching) - yes, there is something to it. It is not scientific or something that can logically be proven, but we have seen the use of a traditional water douser in some areas of the county that are pretty spotty for water. While there are no guarantees a traditional water douser will find water, we have had much more success than some of the modern water dousers that use "electronic sounding technology" to locate depth and flow of water underground. We highly suggest if you are to use a modern water douser, that you make sure they offer a money back guarantee if there is no water.
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