What you should know about water wells

How we get ground water
Potential threats to ground water
How to protect your water source


The hole for most home wells is usually drilled at a diameter between 6 to 12 inches. The drilling method will depend on the geologic formations, the required water yield and the type of drilling equipment used.

Drill rigs are expensive (often up to $500,000) and their use requires considerable skill. All wells require casing to protect them from possible contaminants at or near the ground surface. Casing may not be needed for the portion drilled into bedrock.

Generally speaking, most residential wells in our service area obtain water in the bedrock from an open hole drilled into the bedrock. Water comes into the well from fractures in the bedrock.

Well Development
Yield Tests
Low-Yield Wells
How much water is needed?
Testing Water Quality
How much will it cost
Beware of Inexperienced Contractors
Water Well Contractor check list

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Brian was amazing start to finish. He was very thorough in his explanation of the work performed. I have used Cushing and Sons in the past and am glad to see that your company's high level of professionalism is still as I remember it. Thank you again for the well and know that your prompt and friendly employees were great.

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