Septic System Mistakes To Avoid

Common Water Well Installation Concerns

by Melinda Crawford

Water well installation projects can be undertakings that may be necessary for a homeowner to do if they are to have a source of water for their homes, and this can make it a priority for a homeowner to develop their understanding about water well systems and their installation.

Does A Body Of Water Have To Be Near The Home For A Water Well To Be An Option?

It is easy to think that a water well will have to be located relatively close to a lake, river, or other body of water. However, these systems will actually tap into buried groundwater that is deep below the surface of the soil. This can make it possible to build these systems in a large variety of climates and terrains. Unfortunately, the fact that these wells will be tapping into buried bodies of water can make it harder to precisely position them. However, professional water well drilling services will be able to conduct research to make it easier to know where the underground water is located.

How Can You Prevent Your New Water Well From Collapsing?

A homeowner may have a high degree of concern about the risk of their new water well collapsing. This is often due to homeowners assuming that the well shaft will simply be drilled through thorough the soil. However, these systems will actually use a lining system to help protect the interior walls of the well against soil erosion, shift, or other potential issues that could cause it to collapse. When drilling the well, you will need to allow for a little additional space to account for this protective lining that will need to be installed.

Will You Be Able To Use As Much Water As You Want From The Well System?

While a water well system will probably be able to provide your home with all the water that your family needs, you will have to appreciate that there are limits to the total amount of water that can be drawn from the well. In addition to hard limits on the number of gallons that can be drawn from the well, there may also be specific usage restrictions, such as prohibitions against irrigating your landscaping with your home's water well system. Fortunately, your local county or city government should be able to provide or direct you to a copy of the rules governing the installation and usage of water well systems in residential areas.

If you're concerned about your water well's installation, consider talking to a septic service like Eckmayer Inc.