Can you drill a well in Austin?
Yes you can drill a water well in the Austin area! The exact location you are in is going to determine the depth of the water well.
How much does it cost to drill a water well in Texas?
A residential well in Texas, and more specific in the Austin area can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $35,000, depending on how deep we have drill to get to the water.
How long does it normally take to drill a water well?
It usually takes us about a day or two, depending on the drilling conditions. Installing the pump system takes another day and can be done after the water well is drilled.
Do they drill wells in the winter?
Yes, we can most definitely drill a well in the winter time. Luckily here in Austin, Texas winters are pretty mild and we are fully equipped to drill wells, even when it freezes and the ground is frozen.
How deep should a well be for drinking?
The water well depth should be at least about 120 feet deep in order for you to drink the water. This will make sure that the ground filtration removes all impurities. The quality of your water will depend on geological factors, such as water level and soil composition. The deeper you drill a well, the more mineral are going to be present in the water.
What is the best time of year to drill a well?
The best time to drill a water well in the Austin area is wintertime before spring and the rain will come again. In winter time is rains less, and it's less messy to drill the water. Plus, drilling a water well will damage your lawn and if you drill a well in that time, your lawn can be recovered for when spring will come and you be outside more often.
Can heavy rain affect well water?
It's very unlikely that heavy rainfall will affect a well built water well. If you see that surface water is leaking into your well, it may be your wellhead that needs to be repaired. You can looks for any cracks below the wellhead and if you see any, call a water well repair company.
Well caps are relatively inexpensive to replace.
How do I know if my water well pump is bad?
There are a few indicators that your water well pump is having issues:
How do I know if my water well needs repair?
The same indicators as stated in the above questions apply here. When you notice any of the seven issues, it's wise to call a water well repair person to come check your well out.
How to know if my well water is safe to drink?
You can have your well water tested by a laboratory. They can trace any bacteria, parasites and viruses that may be present in the water. Those bacteria etc. are not visible to the eye and your water may seem to be tasting fine, so it's important to test your water to truly know if it's safe to drink.
How do I know if my well water is contaminated?
Often times, when well water is contaminated, the water starts to have sulfur bacteria inside, which smells like rotten eggs. Although it's unpleasant to drink, in most cases it's perfectly safe because sulfur is a natural bacteria that forms through the chemical reactions with the soil and the rocks around your well.
If you can't bear the smell of rotten eggs, you may want to call a water well repair company and ask if they can shock your well, which will treat your well with hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the sulfur smell.