By Don Adams
Adams Well Drilling
No. An experienced water well professional will not leave debris after drilling your well.
The drilling process takes up soil, clay, rock and other geologic elements from sometimes hundreds of feet below the surface. Leaving excavated piles around your property would be unsightly, disrespectful and unprofessional. Additionally, not cleaning the borehole and surrounding areas of loose materials could lead to water-quality issues like turbidity and contamination. While there are numerous guidelines for distancing your well from potential hazards, it’s always generally advised to keep the area within at least 100 feet in all directions clear from debris and other water-supply pollutants.
Keeping your well area clear of debris will leave your borehole clean and permeable.
As a result, water will flow easily into the well for reliable, continuous access. Your water will also be more fresh and safe for consumption.
At Adams Well Drilling, we pride ourselves on working to leave your residential or commercial property as clean as when we came. We use the excavated material as backfill for waterline trenches. Any excess material can be hauled away to be disposed of safely and legally. You may also decide you’d like some of the material for your own landscaping purposes.