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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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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