FAQ’s About Your Water Well

As you know, your home’s well is vital to the health and well being of you and your loved ones. That’s why, in all likelihood, you’ve got a few questions about water well drilling and the maintenance of your well. At Hartmann Well Drilling we offer water well drilling in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, and here to answer a few of the most common questions we receive about water wells and water well drilling.water well drilling

Q: Who should perform water well drilling?

A: Not just anyone can perform a professional water well drilling service. And, never try to service your own well. You should always call in professionals who know exactly what to do when it comes to well drilling and well maintenance. You have to be trained on how to do this job, you have to have the right equipment to do this job and you have to have certain licenses in order to do this job legally. We understand that there are a lot of do-it-yourselfers out there, but well maintenance and repairs are not a do-it-yourself project.

Q: Are there different types of water well drilling?

A: There are three main types of water well drilling: dug, driven and drilled. A dug well is hand-dug through soft soil to a shallow water table. A driven well is when a small diameter pipe is driven into soft earth not too far under the surface of the earth. A drilled well, like what we specialize in here at Hartmann Well Drilling, is when a well is drilled using a drill rig and can go as far as 1,000 feet down into the earth’s surface.

Q: Where should I put my well?

A: The location of the water well drilling project is determined by a few different factors, and it takes a lot of expertise to determine where to drill.

Q: How long does it take for a well to run dry?

A: Most wells actually never run dry. And, you can expect your well to last you for several decades at a minimum.

Q: Does the EPA regulate my drinking water?

A: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public drinking water systems, but they do not regulate privately owned wells. As such, those who have a private well should have their well water regularly tested to ensure there are no harmful toxins or contaminants and that the water is safe to drink.

Something else to keep in mind is that after your water well drilling, you should have your water well inspected on an annual bases by a professional water well drilling company like Hartmann. By having your well inspected regularly, you can prevent larger problems down the line. For example, we will perform a flow test to determine the system’s output, we will check the water levels before and during pumping and we will check the pump motor, among other tasks.

Are you interested in learning more about water well drilling in Minneapolis? Call Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.

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