What to Consider When Choosing a Site for Drilling a Well on Your Property

Bore drilling a well on your property starts with first choosing the best site. Not all areas of a property will provide a healthy and clean flow of water, and some areas may not actually support the function of your well's pump. Before you choose the space on your property where you will have a well dug or drilled, note a few factors to keep in mind.

1. Possible contamination

Runoff from a nearby septic tank or sewage treatment system, production facility, and the like can all contaminate your new well. It's good to consider how your property is sloped and graded so you can place your well in an area where it will be safe; if you have the well drilled where it will be uphill from that potential runoff or drainage, it will be a safer choice than having it placed downhill from any contamination. Be sure you note this before deciding on your well's placement or have a contractor first grade and slope your property so contamination will flow away from your well.

2. Nearby wells and bores

If you put your own well too close to other wells and areas that have been bore drilled, this can lessen the water pressure of your own well and, in turn, cause pumping interference. Your well's pump may need to work harder to compensate so that it then suffers more wear and tear and may fail to deliver the water pressure you need in your home. Consider moving your own well more of a distance from nearby wells and bores to ensure your well will have the right water pressure and there is less risk of pump interference.

3. Power source for the pump

What will be the source of power to drive the pump, and is it readily available? If you'll be using a generator for the pump, note that you'll need to refill it with fuel quite often and, in turn, you'll need to haul the fuel out to the generator's location. If you'll be using an electrical pump, there will need to be cords run to an electrical source. You'll need to consider its proximity to the pump and if the cords will be manageable. A solar-powered pump can mean having the pump virtually anywhere on your property, as long as the solar panels can get direct sunlight for many hours during the day. Ensure you choose a location for your well that takes these factors into consideration.

For more information and tips, contact a local bore drilling or well digging company. 

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