How to Plan for a Water Well

Interested in switching to well water for your home? There are a few considerations you must take into account from permits to location. As experts in well installation for Shakopee and the surrounding areas, we’d like to talk to you more about wells and how to plan for a well. First, before you build a new home or drill a well, plan your water supply. A house is worth little without an adequate supply of good quality water, so follow these important steps and hire our professional well installation company to help you along the way.

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First, it is essential to check to see if your local government requires a well permit prior to drilling a well. Talk with your professional well installation company or, if you are building a new home, ask your home builder about legal requirements to ensure that the proper permits, if any, are obtained. It is also important your home builder knows you plan on installing a well to they avoid building in prime well drilling locations.

What are the best well installation locations you ask? With well installation, we explore to determine the quantity and quality of water available. Totally dry holes are uncommon, but low-yielding wells are more common occurrences. Some causes of low yield include a low natural or seasonal water table, interference with other wells and geologic conditions.

Some other location considerations for your well installation:

  • One of the main things a well drilling company like Hartmann Well Drilling will look for is the isolation distance. For example, wells must be at least 10 feet from a gas or electric line.
  • Some of the other isolation distances we regularly encounter are 20 feet from tested and approved sewer services, 35 feet from a vertical heat exchanger and from a lake, pond or river and 50 feet from a septic or holding tank.
  • Any agricultural chemicals must be stored at least 150 feet away from the well. If there are any unused wells on the property, the new well must be at least 50 feet from it too.
  • Another consideration for well drilling is future accessibility. We want to be sure the well is going to be easily accessed later on in the future for regular maintenance and any repair work that might need to be done.

How much water is enough water for well installation? Enough water means a sufficient quantity of water to meet the following needs:

  • Everyday use such as cooking, bathing, toilets, dishwashers, laundry etc.
  • Seasonal use for the swimming pool or lawn irrigation
  • Fire protection

And, these are just some of the important considerations to take into account prior to well installation. Trust the well installation and repair experts at Hartmann Well Drilling to determine the best location and provide expert well drilling to exceed all of your expectations.

Are you ready to learn more about well installation in Shakopee? Call Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

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