Saturday, July 26, 2008

Well, well, well!!!! All Watered Down Around Here

We recently began installation of a 330-ft deep well. We were very impressed with the drilling team and their expertise. The father/son(s) team is now the third generation of their family to drill wells in our area.
The well itself was drilled, bored wider, cased, and then flushed after a gravel filter was added. The pad and pump were then set and clean-up of the area commenced. This was a time consuming process that took nearly 3 days.
The drilling was done mosty by touch and experience as they described it. They went through three pockets of "water" prior to determining that they were deep enough for clean, safe water. The water is actually sucked from sandy water pockets.
The pictures below show the drilling rig.

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