If you are thinking about installing a water well on your property, then you might have already chosen a spot, and you could just assume that someone will come out and install a well in this location. However, things are not always this simple. In many cases, it is a good idea to use exploration drilling to test a few different spots before installing a well. These are a couple of the main benefits of taking this step first.
Make Sure There is an Ample Water Supply
For one thing, the last thing that you probably want to do is put the time and effort into installing a water well only to find that there is not an ample supply of water. Talking to neighbors who have their own water wells can be a good idea to determine just how good the groundwater supply is in your area, but every spot is different. You might find that even though your neighbors don't have any problems with getting plenty of water from their water wells, you might not have an ample supply if you install your well in your chosen spot. Therefore, exploration drilling can be helpful to ensure that there is an ample water supply. This can help you and your family avoid having problems with getting the water that you need once your well is installed.
Exploration drilling can also be handy for determining how deep the well needs to be buried in order to provide you with this water supply. For example, you might find that you will have to dig a deep well on one part of your property but that you can opt for a more shallow well if you choose a different spot. This can save you money when installing your well and can prevent you from running out later.
Test the Water Quality
Not only do you probably want to ensure that you get can plenty of water from your well, but you are probably also concerned about the quality of the water that you get. For example, you'll want to ensure that your water well is far enough away from the septic tank and sewage lines. You may want to test the water quality to ensure that it's safe for your family to drink as well. By testing a few spots on your property, you can find the freshest, safest and best-tasting water for yourself and your family.