The Drilled Water Well

The Drilled Water Well

What Is a Water Well

Water wells are a great natural source of water especially in rural southern New Jersey. Water Wells are also commonly known as rock wells or drilled wells, Artesian wells, dug wells, pounded wells and point wells. Atlantic Well Drilling drills up to 12” air/ mud rotary drilled wells. There are two main sources of water available today; wells and the public water supply. When you own a well you are in control of what’s in your water, how much water you use and when you use it. The contractors who install wells are often referred to by many names including well drillers, water well installers, water well contractors, water well diggers and water well professionals. All these terms are associated with well drillers in New Jersey. Atlantic Well Drilling is an elite team of water well professionals who have your best interest in mind.

What Exactly Is a Drilled Well?

A drilled water well in New Jersey consists of a hole bored into the ground by a rotary drilling rig. The entire length of the well is lined with PVC pipe referred to as casing by well contractors. Atlantic Well Drilling installs 4”, 6″, or 8” or 12” casing. The casing prevents the collapse of the walls of the well. The bottom 10 feet of the casing is a screen with fine openings to allow water in and keeps sand out. The space between exterior of the screen and the bore hole wall (annular space) is packed with fine gravel and the remainder of the annular space is grouted with bentonite clay to prevent surface or subsurface contaminants from entering the water supply. During the drilling process it is necessary to use compressed air to determine the yield before completion.

What Exactly Is a Drilled Well? How Much Water Will I Need For a Residential Well?

The demand of the household dictates how much water is needed. For example, is there Irrigation, hot tubs, multiple bathrooms, and other utilities that demand water? All these items make a difference from home to home. The best thing to do is discuss your water requirements with our water well professionals.

What Determines How Deep My Well Could Be?

Well Drilling is very unpredictable; there is no exact science for locating the water before you start drilling, whether it will be ‘good’ water or knowing how much water your well will produce. However, if you consult with your immediate neighbors with wells it might give you a general idea of the average depth, quality and production in your area. Also State or Local Regulating agencies may have records on file of wells in your neighborhood. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water Supply and Geoscience can be an excellent resource.

What Is The Best Location For My Well?

Once State and Local setbacks are met, you can use the remaining available land area to determine the best location for you well keeping in mind the location must be accessible to heavy drilling equipment. State and Local setbacks include wells have to be certain distances away from septic systems, property lines, utilities, etc… see our Regulations page for more information.

How Much Of a Mess Will The Drilling Rig Make Of My Yard?

If it is a new construction and the landscaping has not been completed, then cleanup is simple. When drilling in established areas the landowner is responsible to mitigate drilling and trenching disturbance. Atlantic Well Drilling is a ‘mess-free’ driller and will remediate as much of the drill site as possible within the scope of our drilling agreement.