If you’ve made the decision to get a water well installed for your home, you’ve made a smart choice. Private water wells can offer a lot of great benefits that you simply don’t get from municipal water supplies. Municipal water supplies often contain low amounts of minerals and can sometimes even contain harmful elements and chemicals like fluoride. Having your own well means you won’t have to worry about paying water bills anymore. Plus, you get all that freedom and independence that comes with being able to source your own water, knowing exactly where it came from and being able to get water quality tests to know exactly what’s in it, using filters and softeners to change it however you like. The first step of getting your private water supply is well drilling.
Getting a private well drilled can take as little as a single day or as long as a week, depending on the depth. The kind of well you’re getting and the sort of property you have both affects this time as well. However, there are some things you can do to make the process go a little smoother and more seamlessly.
Think About Access
Before the well drilling process begins, your contractor will need to get a lot of equipment to the drilling area. If you live in a remote area or the best place for your private well is quite difficult to access, getting those trucks and gear to the site could pose a problem and delay the drilling process. Ensuring that the contractors can actually access the drilling site is often the first and most essential thing to do when preparing for your well drilling.
Get Ready For Clean Up
Drilling a well isn’t the cleanest and simplest of jobs. Typically, it causes quite a lot of mess, with plenty of rocks, soil, and other of debris to deal with. No homeowner wants to cope with huge piles of rocks and dirt all over their property. To avoid this stress, sort out a designated dumping area for all the debris. Some homeowners simply hire a dumpster for this service or dig out a pit. Others, especially those with lots of land, simply choose a specific area for all the dirt and rocks.
Clear Up The Area
Before the drilling begins, you’ll have a consultation session with your private well contractor. They’ll inspect your property and find the right spot for the well to be installed. If that area is covered up with plants, vegetation, or other things that might get in the way and slow down the drilling process, you can take on the task of clearing up the area a little. Remove any bushes or other plant life that might slow down your contractors as they try to work. The faster the drilling process, the sooner you’ll get access to your water, and less work for the contractors might even result in lower fees for you to pay.