Tuesday, July 12, 2016

3 Great Reasons Why You Need Your Own Water Well

If you do not have a well, you should consider installing one on your property. Water is an important part of almost any human process from the time you wake up to the time you go back to sleep. We use water for bathing, drinking, cooking, washing, watering the plants and so much more. Drilling your own water well can save you a lot of trouble because it provides a constant supply of water for your home all year round. If you are looking to cut back on costs, here are a couple of benefits of drilling your own water well.

Constant water supply at lower costs

Are you tired of paying water bills every month? If you live on a farm or ranch, you may have to fork over huge amounts of money at the end of the month to pay for the water you use to run the property. Although the initial cost of water well construction is high, you will gain your investment within a couple of months and enjoy the guarantee of free constant water supply for the rest of your life. If you have a private water well, you can also enjoy paying no municipal usage fees and plenty of federal and state tax credit options.

Quality water source

The professional well digging process is designed to ensure that you end up with clean and safe ground water. Most public water is chemically treated and contains a lot of chlorine and fluoride, which are nearly impossible to filter out once they are in the water. Well water contains no additives since it is filtered naturally. You can also put the water though a natural purification process to ensure you get all the health benefits of drinking water without the extra chemical additives.  The natural filtering process softens the water to give it a great refreshing taste.

Go green

If you are looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint on the environment, digging your own water well is a great way to do it. Urban water-power and recycling plants can cause a lot of industrial pollution and this takes a horrible toll on the surrounding environment. With more people having their own private water wells, there is less demand for processed water in these recycling plants and eventually less pollution on the environment. Remember to install your own waterwheel away from your septic tank to avoid potential pollution.

Choosing to have your own water well is a great decision for you and your family. You can get many years of free, clean and healthy water as long as the water well is well maintained. You also stand the change of making great savings on the cost of water. You should call water well digging experts for consultations. They will explain the water well digging process and help you set up your private and sustainable source of water at an affordable cost.

Posted by: KCW Well Repair 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tips for Choosing the Right Well Pump

Digging water wells in your land can prove quite helpful with a steady supply of water all year round. It is particularly beneficial to farmers who need plenty of water for irrigation or animal care. Choosing the correct pump size is one of the most important parts of successful well operations. The following are some of the things to consider when choosing the right well pump:

Water depth
The water depth greatly determines what kind of pump you can get for your well. Your well depth is often mentioned in the well driller’s well report. You can also tell the depth of water in your well using a fishing bobber and a piece of string. Since the depth of your well is the distance between the ground surface and the water surface, lower the string into the well until the bobber is floating on the surface of the water and mark the string at ground level. The distance from the ground level mark on the string to the fishing bobber should tell you the depth of the well. Here are some pump considerations for depth:

·         Shallow well pumps are suitable for well depths of 25’ or less. This pump is not submersible but it is placed outside the well in a special pump housing unit. When shopping for shallow well pumps, look out for overload protection, which will prevent the motor from burning out. A tank or booster can also increase the PSI for constant water pressure in all the outlets.

·         Convertible well pumps operate in well depths between 0-25 and 25-90’ deep. The 0-25’ depth requires a shallow jet well nozzle while that of 25-90’ uses an ejector assembly. It is ideal for water wells with a fluctuating water table since it can handle different depths, it is also not submersible and it is kept in a special well housing at ground level. The ejector increases pressure in the well to help draw water from deeper depths. The pump creates a vacuum in the suction pipe and uses atmospheric pressure to draw water from the well.

·         Deep well pumps on the other hand can be used for wells that are as deep as 300’ below the ground level. They are submerged inside the well. Because the pumps are installed many feet underground, the starter controls usually remain above ground wired to the pump.

Water needs

Your home’s water needs will determine the size of the pump that you should get. This is often guided by the number of rooms you have in your home. A three to four bedroom house usually needs about 8-12 gallons per minute. Count the number of water fixtures in your home including faucets, shower heads, water using appliances and outdoor water spigots. Assume each of these fixtures needs one gallon per minute of water flow for calculation purposes. Most pump capacity is usually listed in gallons per hour or gallons per minute to make it easy for you to decide what you need.

Posted By: KCW Water Well Repair  http://kcwwaterwell.com/

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Well Drilling Process Explained

There are various ways in which water wells are constructed. The method used to construct the well will depend on the geological conditions and the purpose for which the well is being constructed. For instance wells constructed in hard fractured rocks use extended casing down the borehole. The end of the casing usually remains open. On the other hand when constructing in unconsolidated sediments such as sand and gravel, a well screen is placed in the aquifer. The following is a simplified description of the process of constructing a well.

The well construction crew has to drill a hole through the ground. They can use a variety of drilling methods including starting by hand digging and then advancing on to technical and more sophisticated drilling rigs. The point of the drills is to create a borehole. Once the well location has been chosen, the drill rig is set up over the area and drilling begins to desired depth.

Casing and screening
After tapping the water table or desired depth for the borehole, the construction team works on installing a casing and screen. The casing prevents the borehole from collapsing since the diameter of the borehole is usually quite small compared to the pressure from the surrounding soil and rocks. The screen is a small filter that allows water to pass through while preventing unwanted materials such as sand or soil from contaminating the well water. The screen is attached to the first process of casting and other pieces of casting are added progressively until the entire borehole is cased.

Installation of the artificial filter pack
Depending on the intended use of the well, an artificial filter pack may be placed around the screen of the well. This filter will further prevent fine particles from contaminating the water and making it cloudy.

Grouting is also necessary to further strengthen the walls of the well and prevent it from collapsing. Grouting involves filling the space between the casing and the borehole with cement or clay. Grouting prevents contaminants from leaking into the well from the surface and intermixing of ground water between water-bearing zones.

Well development
Well development is the last step in the process. At this point the construction team attempt to maximize the well yield. Well development repairs any damage that may have occurred to the formation of the well during drilling, it also removes unwanted fluids to restore the natural properties of the aquifer. The techniques used for well development vary from simple to complicated depending on the desired effects of the process. The construction team can bail the well or carry out high capacity pumping and jetting in the well. Most of the well development practices occur at the screened area of the well since this is where water is expected to enter the well.

Pump installation
After well development, a permanent pump may be installed and the well sealed. The permanent pump will be constantly drawing water from the well to the surface and pumping it to nearby building or farms for irrigation. 

Posted By: KCW Waterwell Service   http://kcwwaterwell.com/