What you should know about water wells


How we get ground water
Potential threats to ground water
How to protect your water source
Drilling
Well Development

Yield Tests

For most home wells it is not necessary to undertake extensive testing. The experienced drillers at Cushing & Sons will have a good idea of the well's performance from the drilling and development process. The yield potential is important for selecting the right pump. It is very important to understand the well's limitations. Ideally water will flow into the well at the same rate that it's removed by the pump. There are three important pieces of information that impact the design of an efficient water system

  1. the static water level
  2. the water level after pumping a known volume
  3. the time it takes for the well water level to recover once pumping stops
For low-yield wells, a long-term well test of 8 hours is recommended, in the event the yield is not known.
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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To Bart Cushing and Sons. Thank you for drilling our well and educating us in the process. As the owners of a reputable family business ourselves, we appreciate your hard work not only with the task at hand but also to good customer service. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas to all of you.

M.G.—Amherst, NH

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