FAQ

How deep will my well be?

  • Most wells will vary depending on the area.
  • Wells in Northeastern New Mexico and Southeaster Colorado Typically Range between 150’ to 750’.


How much water do I need?

  • Most Families will use between 75-100 gallons per person per day, or roughly 400 gallons for a family of four.
  • One gallon per minute equals 1440 gallons per day.

Where should a well be located?

  • In a place away from potential contamination.
  • In a place that is accessible for Drilling Rigs and Pump Installation Equipment.
  • Close to House or Structure to minimize underground trenching.

What costs are involved?

  • Permit Fee
  • Cost to Drill & Complete Well, (Usually broken down on a per foot cost).
  • Water Line Trenching
  • Well Pump & Distribution Cost


Water Well Terminology

Flow Rate:
Continuous Rate of Yield for the Well:

Size of Well:
Diameter and Depth of the well

Static Water Level:
Level at which water stands in a well when no water is being pumped

Artesian Well:
A well deriving its water from a confined aquifer in which the water level stands above the ground surface (flowing water)

Aquifer:
A reservoir which bears water in recoverable quantity

Borehole:
The well borehole made by drilling or boring a well

Casing:
A tubular retaining structure installed in the borehole to maintain the well opening

Screen:
A tubular retaining structure with openings that allow sand free water to flow freely into the well

Grout:
Mixture of cement and water to be placed between the Borehole and Casing to prevent Contamination

Water Table:
The upper level of ground water

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