If you’re spending a considerable amount of money on water bills or have trouble watering your expansive property, farm, or garden, an irrigation well might be a great choice for you. A well drilling contractor can look at your property and determine whether you’re a good candidate. Here’s some preliminary information about irrigation wells.
A Guide to Irrigation Wells
What is an irrigation well?
An irrigation well is similar to a well that’s used to supply water to the inside of your home. Instead, however, the water is non-potable and is used for purposes outside of your home, such as a sprinkler system or a faucet. They’re installed by professional well drilling contractors who will work with you to find the best way to utilize the system.
Where will the well be located?
Irrigation wells need to be located fairly close to your home. The farther it is from your house, the more expensive it will be to install. When picking a spot, ensure it’s not somewhere you might want to build a gazebo, pool, or addition to your home.
Also, there are state and city regulations regarding where you can build this type of well. You’ll need to check your specific ordinances, but most areas require that wells aren’t built too close to wetlands, property lines, other wells, streams, or ponds. Your well drilling contractor can work with you to find the perfect spot for your needs while adhering to the guidelines of your city.
How deep are irrigation wells?
There are two types of irrigation wells. A shallow well draws from groundwater and provides enough irrigation to cover a garden or small lawn. These wells are usually less than 50 feet deep.
Bedrock wells are dug much deeper and draw their water from aquifers, and they can be used to water a whole farm or expansive lawn. The depth of a bedrock well depends on where you’re located, so check with your well drilling contractor.
What are the benefits?
Irrigation wells provide financial benefits since your well isn’t hooked up to local water systems, so the water is free, which saves you a great deal of money on your outdoor water bill. Additionally, the water that comes out of the well is clean and has no chlorine or chemicals. This is great for farmers who want their crops to be as natural as possible. Also, an irrigation well can increase your property value, which will help you sell your home!
If you’re interested in an irrigation well, call the expert well drilling contractors at Marshall Eye Jr. Water Well Drilling & Repair Service in Potosi, MO. This fourth-generation business has been operating in the area since 1959 and can install your irrigation well, along with providing maintenance, repair, and inspection services. Visit their website or call (314) 541-6239 to schedule a consultation for your residential or commercial property.