The Importance Of Water Wells
How many uses are there for water wells? Let me count the ways!
People dig wells for drinking water, scientific reasons, irrigation and many more reasons. So how exactly does a water well get dug? Let’s take a look.
Digging a water well usually involves some sort of a rig to reach the aquifer. The type of drill used will ultimately depend on the topography. A landscape that is made up of granite bedrock for several hundred feet will need an extremely powerful drill that includes a significant amount of torque.
Alternatively, if the aquifer is closer to the surface and the terrain is composed of mostly soil, a much lighter version of the drill may be used. So what is the difference in the drills?
The larger and more powerful drill is much more efficient and will drill at a higher rate of speed, while the drill that is lighter will drill slower but will require less maintenance.
These drills are normally mounted on the back of a truck, possibly an eighteen wheeler for larger drills or a flatbed pickup for the lighter drill. Keep in mind that these rigs are used only for wells that are hundreds of feet deep. Shallow wells can be dug by techniques such as jetting, hand percussion, and sludging. Homeowners in the U.S will require the big drill rigs to complete a well on their property.
These drills can be used for more than just water well drilling however. Geothermal wells can be dug in this method also. This simply means that wells are dug and designed specifically to provide water to geothermal cooling or heating systems for a business or home. This is an environmentally friendly process that eliminates materials such as natural gas or oil. However, this type of well drilling is not common and can be expensive.
No matter what type of well you need or type of drill you use, water wells are a great investment.
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