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Well Drilling Tips & Tricks

Before buying a residential or commercial property, it’s important to do your homework. If the property sources its water from a well, that means contacting Clouser Drilling about the area’s water situation.

Questions About Water Production

If you’re contemplating the purchase of a property and need a well – or re-drilling or rehabilitating a current well – it’s important to find out about local water production rates. A knowledgeable well driller can tell you the yield in gallons per minute, along with well depth and average cost.

Additionally, these professionals can share insights into local water quality problems. If the area is known for producing water with salt, arsenic, or boron, you want to know that early on in the process.


Drilling a New Well

Failing to follow guidelines and recommendations for well placement can have serious consequences. To protect your water and your property, follow the below rules for well drilling and placement:

  • Setbacks must be met from property lines at a minimum of five feet.
  • Setbacks must be located 50 feet from your septic tank and 100 feet from drain field. It also needs to be 50 feet from a storm drain. 
  • Keep wells away from overhead power lines and underground utilities.
  • Keep wells away from neighbors’ wells.
  • Place well to allow for easy maintenance and repair access. (Note that you might need to access the well with a pump truck or drill rig in the future.)
  • Locate pump controls and pressure tank away from the well to allow access for maintenance.
  • Place well for optimal water potential.
  • Avoid tree limbs and other obstructions when placing wells.

Feel free to contact Clouser Drilling with additional concerns. You can count on us to be your well drilling resource now and in the future.