Whether you have just moved into a new house in the country that requires a well for the water supply or you need to replace your current one, one decision you will need to make is where the workers will drill into the ground to create it. While trying to pick out the ideal spot on your property for your home's new water well, use the tips below to guide you during the decision-making process.
1. Check the Area for Possible Contaminant Sources
When trying to select an area in which the well will go, one of the first things you need to do is look around for any possible sources of contamination. Since the well will rely on the surrounding groundwater, anything that could adversely affect the water's quality and safety should not be nearby.
If you have livestock, make sure that the spot you pick out is not near where they feed or roam. Also, stay away from any part of the septic system, including the sewage pipes, tank, and leech field.
Another possible source of contamination would also be a swimming pool. When the pool water splashes onto the ground, the chemicals used to clean the pool will seep into the soil and could make its way to the well if the pool is too close.
2. Look for Any Potential Runoff Areas
Another thing you should do when trying to narrow down your choices for where the well will be drilled is to look for any potential runoff areas. If you have too much water going into the well, it will create a muddy mess and could also carry contaminants with it. Ideally, the well should be located on a piece of flat ground. Do not place the well at the bottom of any hill or even on an incline.
If your property is full of hilly or sloping areas, try to place the well near the top if the incline is not too steep. If it is hard to find a spot, you may need to discuss options with the drillers for flattening out an area.
Making sure that an area is free from possible contamination and water runoff can help you narrow down where you will place your new well. However, there is more involved in the selection process. Once you have narrowed down potential spots to a couple of areas, speak with the water well drilling company to seek their advice when making the final selection.
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