Question: What Is A Good Well Depth?

Do deeper wells mean better water?

Water quality in a deep well usually changes more slowly than in a shallow well.

That’s because groundwater does some mixing as it moves through the aquifer.

A spill a mile away from your deep well in the Basin and Range aquifer might be substantially diluted with clean aquifer water before it gets to your well..

How deep is a well usually?

Water wells typically range from 3 to 18 metres (10–60 ft) deep, but in some areas can go deeper than 900 metres (3,000 ft).

Do I have a deep or shallow well?

If you do not have a well casing, you have a shallow well. Some well casings are 2” and require special accessories with a convertible jet well pump. If your well casing is 4” or more in diameter, you can use either a jet well pump or a deep well submersible pump, depending on the depth of your well.

How many years does a water well last?

30-50 yearsThe average lifespan of a well is 30-50 years, although they can last longer or shorter depending on different circumstances. If the well you are buying is over 20 years old, you should at least factor in replacing the parts that commonly fail into your home buying budget.

Can you drill an existing water well deeper?

Drilling machines can drill to great depths. Deeper wells usually cost more than a shallow well to construct in the short-run. However, not drilling deep enough can result in later problems that will be much more expensive to fix.

How Far Should a well be from a house?

10 feetWells in most jurisdictions are at least 10 feet from the property line. That would mean that your well and your neighbour’s well would be at least 20 feet apart. That distance might not prevent your neighbor’s well from tapping right into your well’s aquifer and water supply and thus reducing your well’s flow rate.