By Don Adams
Adams Well Drilling
Our goal is to provide clean well water to your home or business as efficiently as possible. Life revolves around access to this vital resource, whether it’s for drinking and washing clothes or for servicing industry.
But efficiency can’t overlook doing it right — with an eye toward safety and quality assurance. The process is broken down into two major phases that can generally be done in one or several days:
Water Well Drilling and Pump Installation Done Right
Drilling the Well
After first choosing a location that will yield the greatest volume of the highest quality water, your water well professional will then break ground. We use a large, industrial power drill to access the freshwater aquifer beneath your feet. This may require drilling down several dozen feet or even several hundred feet. Common drilling techniques include rotary, cable tool and down-the-hole.
Geology and topography vary around places here like Franklinville, Rushford and Bolivar, NY. There’s no guarantee as to far down we’ll have to go or the obstacles we may encounter. Experience here is valuable.
Once we reach the aquifer, a long, carbon steel casing is then placed into the hole. This captures the water. We then pour cement or grout into the hole around the casing for a secure fit and cap the well to seal it from outside contaminants.
Pump Installation and Delivery Infrastructure
Now we need a way to get the water out. Today, we use only American-made pumps by Goulds Water Technology – a Xylem brand, the leading technology in the water-well industry. Most often, submersible pumps (suspended directly within the aquifer) work best for supplying a steady, dependable flow from deeper wells. Jet pumps at the surface will work perfectly for shallow wells.
We then install a water-delivery system to the property. This often involves excavating a trench for the water line from the wellhead to point of entry. A pitless adapter is installed below the frost line to provide another sanitary seal at the junction of the well casing and water line.
From there, the delivery instructure usually involves a pressure tank and any other treatment systems you may choose to install from a third party.
Congratulations! Your Water Well System is Installed
We cap the well securely so nothing bad can get in, while still allowing for easy access if your system requires maintenance in the future. Generally within 1-3 days, we leave your commercial or residential property as clean as we found it.
Contact us for a free consultation at (585) 968-3923.