Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

Posted on: 8 June 2016

When you live in a rural area away from the municipal water systems of big cities, you likely rely on you well for your household water supply. However, water wells do not last forever. If you are wondering if it is time to drill a new well for your home, get to know some of the common problems that occur with a failing well and what you can do to resolve the problem. Then, you can better determine if you have reached the point where new water well drilling is necessary.

Your Well May Be Getting Old

Wells do not have an infinite lifespan. In fact, most do not remain functional for more than a few decades. If your well is more than a few decades old, you may find yourself concerned that it will stop producing the quality water that you have come to expect in your home.

However, if you do not notice any changes in the color, taste, or quality of your water, then even if your water well is more than a few decades old, you likely do not need to drill an entirely new one just yet. Because your well is older, be sure to have the water quality tested and your well inspected on a bi-annual or annual basis. If there are no problems detected in these inspections, you can hold off planning your next water well for the time being.

The Well Seems To Be Drying Up

Weather conditions, drought, the structural integrity of the well, and many other factors can contribute to just how much water is in your well at any given time. When the water supply seems to be drying up, you will first want to make sure that the issue is not mechanical.

A damaged well pump or well pump valve can prevent your water well from being able to transport the water in the well into your home. This water well pump can be replaced quickly and easily by a service company and have you up and running in no time.

If the issue is not mechanical, the next step to take is to try to drill your current water well deeper. This process involves measuring the water levels beneath the current well pump depth. Your service technician will take measurements to determine if there is enough water below to warrant lowering the pump and proceed to adjust your well's depth to get you more water as soon as possible. However, if the water levels are not sufficient, it will be time to drill a new water well for your rural home.

Now that you know a few of the problems you may face with your water well and their possible solutions, you will better be able to handle your water well issues as they arise.

If you find you need to drill a new well, contact Advanced Drilling.