Of all the Water Well Drilling questions we get asked, this is probably the most common. In short, YES! sometimes a well dries up. It doesn’t happen very often though. If you are experiencing a water shortage with your well, the problem may be as simple as a screen clogged with debris. In rare cases, a well may need to be drilled deeper to reach additional groundwater.
This is not always the case. What may be true for some locations is not the same for other places. Well depth doesn’t always dictate water quality. “Deep” is a relative term and while a 20-foot well may seem deep to one person, it is considered shallow to another. Shallower wells tend to be more vulnerable to water contamination, but proper well cleaning and maintenance will keep your water clean.
“Witching,” or dowsing, is an alleged way to locate water, oil, even gold, hidden underground. It is based more on folklore than on science. If witching actually worked we might give it a shot, but no, Morgan Well Drilling does not witch for water. We use proven technology and proven experience to locate groundwater on your property, including the services of a certified geologist.
Locating groundwater is a much more exacting method than simply drilling holes in the ground. Morgan Well Drilling employs several proven techniques that include surveying, geology and research to name a few. We like to pick places to drill that are safe for everyone involved and convenient for our clients. The first drill does not always produce a well, so we rely on some industry tricks and proprietary secrets to find quality potable water.
For our clients who are building new homes or other buildings that require a fresh water supply, we have several options for well production. If you require temporary water during construction, we drill a well midway through framing. If you need a permanent water supply, we wait until framing is finished before drilling the well. When planning to build, be sure to talk to a licensed, experienced well driller who can answer your well questions and ensure the safety of your project.
Send an email to Morgan Well Drilling that includes includes your contact information and the location you would like to have a well. We will do the geographic research for you and contact you directly with the results. Water tables and groundwater quality varies widely from places to place, even from property to neighboring property. Avoid the guesswork and let us do the hard work for you.
This is easily one of the most important well questions our customers ask. Chlorination is a critical task every well owner should complete. Without it, well components can break down and water can become contaminated with harmful pathogens. Read our step by step directions on how to properly chlorinate your well.
Yes! This is another one of our services. If you want your well water tested for quality measures or to ensure its safety, contact us and schedule an appointment. We will come to your property and collect a water sample for you.
Sand, silt or other debris in water coming out of the faucets at home is a sign that a well needs cleaned. We offer a thorough cleaning service where we remove the submersible pump and lower an air hose into the well. Using high pressure air, we break free any built up sediment trapped in the well. Other companies use harsh chemicals to remove debris, but air is just as effective and doesn’t leave behind any harmful material. Air also cleans your well screen and improves the quality of your water supply.
A missing well is not as uncommon as you might think. A lost well head and vegetation can make locating your well next to impossible. We have the technology to help find it. We have specialized equipment that we use, and we are successful at locating old missing wells about 90% of the time.