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You need water. Should you call the well drillers or the municipality?

You are going to need water on your property. There is no question about that. The question is, how should you get the water. Should you rely on the municipality, or should you call the well drillers to put a well on your property? There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice. You will have to consider cost, convenience and availability, as well as the risks involved. The costs and risks can be minimized if you know where the water is before you begin to drill.
The first thing to consider is the cost. Well drillers can be expensive, but so can the cost of the water from the city. Which will put you on top? Although drilling a well may have a high initial cost, the expenses once the well is drilled can be lower. You will have to pay for the cost of electricity to pump the water from the well, and pay all the maintenance costs. Connecting your home to the city water supply is also costly but less than drilling a well, however, you will be paying monthly for the water you use. You may have no option but to drill a well, if you are a long way from a municipal supply, or if your property requires a lot of water. Don’t forget that the maintenance costs of the well are your responsibility. Pumping, electrical or piping problems are yours. Also, you may not have water if you lose the electricity. With the municipal supply you don’t have this concern.
If you do decide to drill your own well, there are risks to conventional well drilling. If you call the well drillers first, they will not know where to drill. They usually make educated guesses, if information is available and wild guesses if information is not. This is where a seismic survey is useful. If the well drillers don’t find water when they drill the first hole, you will pay for that empty hole, and pay to have it filled back in, and pay for the next one. If you have a groundwater survey done before the well drillers begin, they will know where to drill to find the water at the yield and quality you need. Groundwater surveyors use seismo-electrical survey equipment to send a pulse down into the ground that sends back information on what is underneath the layers of rocks, sediments and soils. The risk of drilling a water well is considerably eliminated once you are able to know in advance how much water you can get from the well, how fast it will flow and how long it will last.
The most important reason to choose a well over the municipal water supply is availability. Water is becoming scarce and in some cases the supply may be limited or you may be put on a waiting list. If you have adequate groundwater on your property, why not use it? American Water Surveyors has been finding water on private property for years. Their equipment is portable and they will travel anywhere across the southern USA and beyond. Call them before you call the well drillers and take the risk out of your water supply decision. Check out www.wefindwater.com to learn more.

May 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm Comments (0)

Texas Well Drillers Should Drill a Well to Match your Pump

Before you drill for water, you need to know a few things. One, you need to know where the water is, and two, you need to know how much water there is, and three, how fast it will pump out. Before calling the Texas well drillers to your property, you should have a groundwater survey done to find answers for these basic questions to help prepare for the water that will soon be yours. Besides the obvious reasons, you also need to know the answers to those questions so that you will be able to buy the right pump.
The pump extracts the water from the well. There are different pumps to meet different sizes of wells, depending on the depth and the amount of water that the well will bring forth after the Texas well drillers have done their work. The pump that you will select will depend on things such as how deep it is from the ground surface to the water, and also the diameter of the well casing.
There are different types of pumps for your well. Some are mounted above the well, and others are submersed in the water, depending on how far the water needs to travel in order to get to the surface. There are three types of pumps. The first is a shallow well jet pump, which sits above ground. It is good for a depth to water ratio of twenty-five feet. The second type is a deep well jet pump which also sits above ground. They are good to about 110 feet distance to the water. The third type is the submersible pump for deep wells up to 400 feet. So, the first thing to know about selecting a pump is whether your well will be shallow or deep. The groundwater survey that is done before the Texas well drillers begin their work will tell you how deep the water is. Better still, with a groundwater survey, you will be more likely to know in advance the depth of the well before water is found, since the survey will tell you how much water is present before you choose to drill in that spot.
You also need to know the size of the pump. This is determined by the gallon per minute output that the Texas well drillers bring you. A typical family home with 3 or 4 bedrooms will require a well that yields 8 to 12 gallons per minute. If you are looking for a well for a project greater than this, such as a golf course, or housing development, you will need the groundwater surveyors to find you something stronger. Don’t expect the pump to be able to do better than the well can do. That is, if your well can only produce 10 gallons per minute, don’t buy a pump that can only pump 15 gpm and expect it to work harder to get you more water.
Before you buy a pump, and before you call the Texas well drillers to start putting holes in your property, contact American Water Surveyors at wefindwater.com to have a groundwater survey done so that you know how much water you can expect your well to give you.

May 19, 2013 at 10:29 am Comments (0)