More or less 97% of the fresh water that is available to us is underground. Water wells offer groundwater for individual domestic needs, cities, communities, crop irrigation, industry, and agriculture.
There are certain water wells that tap hot water, or geothermal resources. In some other cases, the groundwater is used solely for the cooling capabilities it has. Some water wells are only dug in order to study the water quantity or quality, these water wells are known as observation wells or monitoring wells.
Regardless of the wells purpose, it is defined as an artificial hole in the land surface, which is created to access liquid. The water well usually has quite a small diameter, often less than three meters. Wells may be constructed in order to seek water, natural gas or oil.
If you do not have a local water system close to you, you are most likely relying on a water well for your home’s water consumption. Whether you are updating an old well on the farm or installing a new water well on your property, below are a few facts to keep in mind:
How long does well drilling normally take?
The length of your well drilling will depend on a number of factors, which include location, weather, and the depth of the well, but it can usually be done in about 1 to 3 days.
Can wells go dry?
Water wells are designed to penetrate a confined aquifer. Which means that the levels of water in your well can fluctuate, however, this is not dependent on rainwater. Therefore, it will not dry out if there is a drought.
Is it safe to drink water from an irrigation well?
It is very common to utilize drilling services in order to build irrigation wells for farming and many other purposes. However, this water is also drinkable, but only if your water well is located at least 75 feet from any sanitary hazards.
Buenti Drilling was established in 1989. Our reputation for the delivery of professional, safe, cost effective and reliable drilling services is what puts us in the forefront of the industry. For more information, visit our website on www.buentidrilling.co.za.