Not all wells are created equal! Soil depth and water needs determine what is the best type of well (listed below) to drill. At Munster Drilling we help you determine the type of well, size the proper and if necessary a water treatment system for your home or building. Our goal is to handle all your water needs from the ground up so all you have to do is turn on the tap. We will worry about the rest.
Bedrock wells are drilled into bedrock, tapping the cracks in the rock that carry the water. Typical bedrock wells are anywhere from 100' to 500', however drilling depth can exceed over 500'. The diameter of a bedrock well for domestic use can be between 6" and 12" depending on the water flow that is needed.
Every well requires casing (the pipe installed into the bedrock) and a pump to carry the water to the surface and into the home. An adequate amount of casing installed into the bedrock is one of the most important features to a properly constructed well. The casing protects the well from possible contaminants at or near the ground water.
During the drilling process we monitor the water flow to ensure that the water source is adequate for your Home, Farm or Business. Depths can vary greatly, but as we drill we constantly monitor the water flow, so you can be confident that we will never drill a well that is deeper than it has to be to provide your home or building with the water you'll need.
A well is considered to be shallow if it is under 100' and constructed above the bedrock. Shallow wells are also referred to as dug wells, wash wells or gravel wells. Shallows wells are dependent upon soil type and in most cases surrounded by a sandy gravel material. A screen is installed at the bottom of the casing that is used to hold back the sand or gravel while allowing water to flow through. Shallow wells can be used for drinking water and/or irrigation and often produce a very high yield.
For more information on our water drilling service, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
How much does it cost to install a water well?
The actual cost of a well drilling depends on various factors, including the property's location and the drilling job's complexity. We provide free, no-obligation and fully customised quotes to clients. To request a quote, please get in touch with us today.
How long does a water well last?
A water well will produce water for anywhere from 30 to 60 years.