Warmer weather means it’s a fantastic time of year to drill a water well. Wildcat has the equipment, but are you well versed in what to expect? Check out these water well FAQs.
(1) Who’s responsible for handling any water testing?
As a home or business owner with a water well, you would be responsible for making sure that your well water meets safe drinking standards. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for conducting tests for public water supplies but does not govern private water wells.
Your state or county government officials should have a list of professionals qualified to test your well water. You can review additional information about the EPA’s recommendations on which contaminants to look for here.
(2) What kinds of water wells are there?
There are actually three different kinds of wells: dug, driven, and drilled. Our water well driller falls into the last category.
Dug Wells – This type is usually done with a backhoe and a shovel, so the wells are more shallow. This can effect the quality of the drinking water.
Driven Wells – These wells are also shallow (30-50 feet) and utilize hydraulics to pull water from the ground.
Drilled Wells – Using specialized equipment (ask Wildcat about ours!) to drill deeper wells of 100-400 feet, these types of wells incur less contamination risk that the previous types.
(3) How can I keep my well water safe?
This is pretty simple! Just keep an eye on your surroundings. Livestock yards, extensive commercial properties nearby, or poor septic systems can leach into your water supply. It’s also a great idea to get your well inspected by a professional on a regular basis.
Wildcat offers great water well drilling equipment to help you tap into a great natural resource. Give one of our team members a call today!