Have you ever wondered about how water well drilling works? Wildcat is here to share some of the other benefits renting some of our water well drilling equipment to help you down the road to H2O independence!
There are actually three different kinds of wells: dug, driven, and drilled. Our water well drilling equipment falls into the last category, which is what we’ll focus on, considering water in West Texas is a lot further down than many other parts of the country. Using specialized equipment (ask us today!) to drill deeper wells of 100-400 feet, these types of wells incur less contamination risk that dug or driven wells. In fact, Wildcat’s water well drilling equipment can tunnel down up to 2,000 feet!
This is especially helpful for people who live inside of city limits. After the initial cost of drilling your well…that’s it! No more monthly water bills. While maintenance and repair costs fall to the owner, these can be spread out over time instead of every. single. month. While water wells are considered a long term investment, the return on investment far outweighs what is paid annually in water bills to the city.
While water conservation is important in dry West Texas conditions, being on a water well allows home and business owners some level of independence from city ordinances. Being limited to only watering plants on certain days of the week or being fined for “excessive” water use is generally only limited to people using city water to do so.
Unlike city sanitation plants, which use chemicals like chlorine, most ground water supplies are naturally filtered through layers of stone and sand. Though these chemicals are used to “clean” the water, natural means are better.
If you’re living in a more rural area where city water isn’t an option and rain doesn’t fall often (ahem, most of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico), a water well isn’t just optional…it’s a necessity. Instead of paying a company to bring water to you by the truckload, it’s far more convenient to dig a well of your own.