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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How does the well work? Where does the water flow from?

Contrary to popular belief, water does not commonly flow in veins, domes or underground lakes and rivers. "Groundwater" comes from the water which fills pores in soil or cracks in underground bedrock or ledge. The well provides a reservoir for this water and an electric pump is installed to bring the water to the surface.

How long does it take to drill a well?

With the newest equipment available today, we can drill through solid bedrock at a rate of about 100-125 feet per hour. Drilling the well may take anywhere from half a day to a full day depending on the depth. System installations are usually completed within the week.

I have ledge, can I still have a well drilled?

Yes, actually ledge is good, since the water comes from the bedrock or ledge the quicker we get to it the better.

Will my well pay for itself?

Yes, most wells will recoup their initial investment within the first 3 to 5 years. Wells pay for themselves 10 times over by supplying "freewater" for years after installation while water and sewer bills continue to escalate. If you sell your home within 3 to 5 years, you should recoup the cost when you sell. Just like an addition on your home or upgrading your kitchen, a water well is a valuable asset that will increase the value of your property.

Can you drill in the winter?

Yes, we drill year round.

How will I know when you have found enough water?

We keep you informed during every step of the drilling process. When we have reached sufficient water for your specific needs, we will measure it out for you so that you may see for yourself.

Will my well ever run dry?

Very unlikely, in the United States there is an estimated 20 to 30 times as much water below ground as there is in all the fresh water lakes, rivers and ponds combined. Although water levels in lakes etc. may drip a few feet during droughts, your well may be several hundred feet below the water table making the chances of drying up remote.

Can I hook up the well to my home?

Maybe, local boards of health determine well regulations and the criteria for drinking water in each town. Avellino maintains a complete and current set of permit applications and regulations that may be required for each town.

My neighbor has a shallow well; does that mean my well will be shallow?

Not necessarily, since conditions below the ground surface change frequently and without notice, two wells very close to each other may vary greatly in depth and in the amount of water obtained. Therefore, it is difficult to predict at what depth we will find sufficient water.

Will a well supply enough water to run my sprinkler system?

Yes, we have specific packages designed to provide enough water to run most irrigation systems. We can work with your sprinkler company to customize a well package to fit your specific needs.

Will I need to winterize my well?

Yes, systems need to be drained for the winter, (except for domestic).

How can I be sure to hire a reputable company?

We highly recommend you check with the Attorney General’s office and your local board of health. A reputable company should maintain satisfactory standing with the Better Business Bureau, be fully licensed and insured and be willing to provide you with numerous local references.

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