3 Things To Consider When Choosing A Water Well Drilling Site

18 June 2020
 Categories: Business, Blog

If you purchased a property where you have to drill a well in order to get the water you need, you need to carefully choose the location where the well is drilled. When drilling a well on your property, there are a few things you need to take into consideration when choosing the location, such as the height of the ground, the geology of your property, and other systems on your property.

Height of the Ground

When it comes to drilling a water well, you need to consider the height of the ground where you want to drill the well. When choosing a well location, you want to go with a location that is located on higher ground on your property. You want to avoid low-lying locations on your property.

Low-lying locations on your property pose a much greater risk for contamination. Contaminants from higher areas may get pushed down to the location of your well if you choose a low-lying location as your drill site. By choosing a high-ground location on your property for the drill site, you decrease the chance that your wall will experience contamination from run-off from higher ground. 

Consider the Overall Geology of Your Property

Second, you need to consider not just the height of the land where you want to drill your well. You also need to consider the overall geology of your property.

You need to consider how the soil will impact the well drilling process. For example, a rocky area will be difficult to dig a well in and will take considerably more time and resources. On the other hand, an area with sandy soil will be much easier to dig into.

You also need to consider the chance of water being in certain areas of your property and how far down the water may be. If the waterbed is really shallow somewhere with rocky soil, it may be worth it to dig in that area. You need to consider the full picture when choosing where to drill.  

Other Systems on Your Property

Finally, you need to consider how you are well is going to interact with other systems on your property. If you have a well, there is a good chance you are going to have a septic tank with sewage lines as well. You don't want your well to be located near your sewage lines and septic tank, as that would increase the chance for contamination to take place. 

When it comes to picking a water well drilling site, you should really work with a professional to determine where the well will go. They will be able to consider the elevation, soil type, water bed depth, and other systems on your property in order to come up with the best possible drilling site on your property.