The Best Location for a Water Well to Avoid Well Repair, New Installation

When it comes to setting up a new water well, determining the proper location is among the very most important pieces of the equation. Many make the choice based on convenience, opting to have the well set up right outside the front door or out back by the shed. While having it nearby with minimal travel required based on where your home is located is sensible for the purposes of practicality, this may lead to problems, creating a need for well repair or adjustments down the road. If you are in need of a well repair near the Twin Cities, get in touch with Hartmann Well Drilling.

When it comes to well placement, the art of compromise is required. The drill rig, essential to the well creation process, must be able to penetrate the soil and anything within it to reach the groundwater intended for utilization. Another concern involves the need for the well to be located far enough away from sources of human and animal waste containment. If not properly avoided, this will set up the potential for disease-carrying pathogens to enter the water provided from the well, ultimately creating the need for well repair or new well creation. Should your existing well be deemed unfit, varying types of waste contaminant entering the well water, a well repair is likely needed. A company will come in, assess the situation, see what adjustments to the system can be made and go from there.

It is ideal to know the direction of the groundwater flow. Place the well up-gradient from sewage basins, obviously moving any potential contaminants away from the well. As a general rule, unconfined groundwater tends to flow in the same direction as the slope of the ground above it, so uphill well placement would tend towards most prudent.

Environmental factors play into your water well placement needs, natural phenomena uninfluenced by humans. Soil type—preferably clay, silt or fine sand help keep contaminants from reaching the groundwater. Surface waters (ponds, rivers and streams) harbor potentially harmful amounts of agricultural, biological and industrial contaminants—place your well at a minimum 50 feet away from such sources. Environmental concerns being a more recent development, many wells being built long before these anxieties were in place, adjustments may need to be made to alter the system to get the flow and seepage of the aforementioned wastes away from your water.

Avoid placing the well in areas susceptible to flooding as these waters can contaminate the well, even the groundwater beneath it. As such, be sure to have the well elevated high enough to allow surface runoff to be able to flow away from it.

Chemicals occurring naturally—arsenic, boron and selenium all affect the quality of groundwater. You will want to test your water on a regular schedule to ensure its cleanliness as well as to prevent the need for well repair.

The various sources for contamination of well water, poor placement of the well set-up can all need to major, drastic repair to an existing well water system. Well repair can be highly involved and time consuming. To avoid the need be sure to place your water well, well, if you are installing a new one. Should your existing well be causing problems, call on Hartmann Well Drilling to conduct a well repair, which could save you the cost of a brand new well being installed.

Would you like to learn even more about well repair near the Twin Cities? Call us at Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202, or you can contact us to set up a Free Estimate.

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