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There aren't many things more difficult than building a business from the ground up. In addition to focusing on bringing in new customers and keeping business deals alive, you might also be stressed about keeping things young, current, and profitable. I started working at my parent's business several years ago, and it really paid off down the road when experience started to come in handy. This blog is here to help you to build a better business, keep your employees employed, and to impress your customers each and every single day you keep the doors open. Check out these posts for more information.


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Drilling For Water

Dennis Jenkins

Water wells are an extremely old technology. One of the oldest ways to dig a well is to simply dig a hole straight down until you reach water—you may have seen wells that were dug in this matter, on TV if nowhere else. Some people still do this and draw their water up by pump or even by hand, although this type of well has its dangers in construction. People who dig this way do risk the hole collapsing on them or dealing with a lack of oxygen. 

In getting water, you generally have to go fairly deep. How deep generally depends on where you live and what kind of soil you have. Most household wells are anywhere from 100-500 feet deep. If that number seems wild, try to remember that modern wells are generally about 6 inches in diameter and that the depth really depends on the underground water levels and availability of an aquifer. 

Most modern wells are drilled out, and water well drilling services have specialized equipment for such things as well as the expertise for using this equipment. You can drill some wells like these on your own. Though you will likely only able to do shallower wells, they will work similarly (although they may dry up faster, depending on local geography, groundwater depth, and how hot and dry the summer gets). 

If you are considering getting a well for your property, you will likely need to get a permit before doing anything. Cities and counties generally require one, as the water table is a public health consideration. You will also need to have any utility companies that run utilities on your property come out and mark out where the lines are so the well can be drilled without hitting anything important. 

If you hire a water well drilling company, they can help determine the appropriate depth your well needs to be by looking at other well depths as well as by using their knowledge and understanding of the geography of the region. They are also likely to know where there might be aquifers and what all the local rules and regulations are that your well will need to follow. Most well drilling services will also test your water to make sure it's potable. They can also deepen your well if it starts running dry in the summers—sometimes the groundwater level drops and things need to be adjusted. 

To learn more, contact a water well drilling company.