Finding the perfect location for a large capacity, bored well is an important early step in determining the layout of your commercial building site. With a much wider diameter than a drilled well, the capacity for these wells to store and provide water is high. If contaminated, these high volume wells can be difficult to restore to where they can provide clean, high quality water to your business.
Where to Begin
Finding out the local rules and regulations for well boring is a good place to start. Make sure to learn the minimum safe distance the well needs to be from potential contamination sources. These sources may exist on or off your potential construction site, and should be identified before any boring for water begins. Consider any above ground water sources, like rivers and streams, that may flood your property.
Contamination sources may include:
- septic beds
- tanks containing petroleum products
- chemical storage
- natural deposits of harmful minerals or metals (arsenic, mercury and lead to name a few)
- farms with high density livestock, manure storage or effluent pools
The Next Steps
Once you've located possible sources of water contamination, start locating potential bore sites that are adequately far away from each source. Higher ground is generally better to avoid run off. If you can, locate groundwater sources that have no potential sources of water flowing in from rivers, streams, or runoff from potential contamination sites. If possible, locate several potential well sites to give the professional well boring contractor some choice in location.
Once you have a few potential sites that are far enough from any potential sources of contamination, it's time to bring in a certified professional. Ask for referrals from local businesses and neighbors to find contractors and companies that provide well boring services. Research companies online, or look in the local business directories. Once you decide on a company, have them come to the building site and give recommendations based on their local knowledge, and the information you have to provide.
Listen to Your Professional
Work with your well boring professional to determine what sites will best fit your business needs. You will need to find out about other wells in your area, as well as become familiar with groundwater availability. If possible, find out the depth of nearby wells and what testing has been done on the water they produce. Local testing labs can also provide information on water quality and potential problems you may have at your well site. If you take into consideration the information provided by a wide variety of professionals, you should be able to bore a well that will fulfill your business needs for many years.
To learn more, contact a company like Coonse Well Drilling & Pump Co Inc.