An irrigation well supplies the water that is needed for watering plants, crops, and other greenery. The well water must undergo many of the same tests as the wells that are used for household purposes, including a check for the pH levels. If you are planning to have an irrigation well drilled, here are some questions to ask before approving the well.
Can Your Water Supply Support the Irrigation Well?
The Irrigation well is often an additional well that is drilled on a property. Sometimes, the groundwater source is not strong enough to support the added needs of the new well and problems can ensue. To avoid this, it is important that you and your contractor take the time to study whether a new well is possible.
To determine if the additional well is possible, the contractor will need to review several records, including the well logs for the existing structure. He or she will also need to study the local water volume. If a new well is not possible, talk to the contractor about possible solutions.
What Preparations Are Needed for the Well?
The irrigation well will likely be nearer to the area that needs to be watered. For instance, if you want to use the well to water a large garden, the well will be nearer it. To drill the well, the area will need to be prepared. Some of your existing structures might have to be removed to make way for the well.
Before you agree to the well, find out what modifications, if any, are necessary. For instance, will the trees need to be cleared? Will the land need to be leveled? If the area must be prepared, you also need to find out if you are responsible for doing it or if the drilling company has a contractor who can do it.
Will Your Permit Be Approved?
Even though you currently have a well on your property, there is no guarantee that the local building code enforcement office will allow you a permit to drill another. The office considers the same factors that you and your contractor did to determine if drilling another well is feasible. The office also considers whether having the additional well will violate any state and federal laws that are designed to protect natural resources.
Your contractor can help with preparing the documentation for the permit request. He or she can also help address any concerns that the code enforcement office has about the drilling of the new well. For more information, contact companies like Advanced Drilling.