Advantages Over City Water
- Well water is more pure than city water.
- No more monthly water bills!
- Well water is more eco friendly.
- Well water is safer. Our wells are sealed so surface water cannot get into your water source.
Water well drilling is a process with unknown variables. These unknowns make it almost impossible to give an exact price quote for a water well drilling job prior to the start of the job.
Water Well Drilling begins with choosing a well site. Occasionally, excavation is required. The drill rig is brought out to the site, set up and drilling begins. The first phase of drilling is to set casing. Depending on the state and local requirements, a PVC casing or steel casing is utilized. Georgia requires casing to be set at a 20’ foot minimum and 5’ into solid rock. Average casing depths range from 30’ to 80’. We have seen well casings set at the minimum and we have seen them over 100’. After casing has been set, the driller will change bits and go inside the casing and start to drill into the solid rock.
Byers Well Drilling, Inc will drill your well to a depth where we have an adequate flow (gallons per minute, gpm) or storage (depth) to make your well usable for the purpose it is intended. The average (80%) residential well depths fall between 200’ and 400’ in depth. Every well is different. We have experienced a flow rate difference in geothermal wells that are 15’ to 20’ apart. The unknowns of well drilling can include but are not limited to: overburden issues, casing installation issues, location of water bearing fractures, type of rock encountered during process, etc. Due to these unknowns, it is impossible to give an exact price up front for the complete well system installation. There are occasions that we don’t get the flow and storage combination. At this point usually around a well depth of 625’, we will stop drilling and recommend to the customer that the well be hydro fractured.
Hydro fracture is a process where we pressurize (to 3,000psi) zones of the well to increase the flow to the well, with a 90% success rate. This process works in a 360 degree radius which greatly increases your chances of breaking into a new fracture of water or opening up an existing fracture. What we want to accomplish during this process is to increase the flow of the fracture and in the end the flow of the well.
Once the well has been drilled and the flow and depth has been determined, the properly sized pump, motor, sub-cable, and other variables can be determined for the application that the well is intended and a final price is obtained.