3 Things To Consider Before Drilling A Well

One of the first steps in developing a property is well drilling. It can be a make-it-or-break-it factor in your building project. Installation of water fixtures such as toilets and sinks rely on having a source of water available to make them work, and then the water itself has to be potable.

Tampa well drilling requires some time and planning. Keeping the following in mind will guarantee success when it comes time to work on your water system.

Available Water

The first thing to consider before you even start drilling is if the groundwater is ample enough to meet the needs of your specific business or residence. If it can’t, you may have to rethink your project or location.


The licensed well contractor that you’ve hired must apply for permits before they get to work on your property. The contractor should already be familiar with your local laws and requirements and take the lead in this situation.

The application process may include a fee and inspection of the site. If you are using the well for more than just a residence, you may need to apply for additional permits.

Water Quality

You should also find out if there are any naturally occurring minerals and heavy metals in the soil, as compounds like arsenic and lead are incredibly toxic. Make sure that there are no nearby farms, crop fields, garbage dumps, or other hazards, as the resulting chemicals may leach into your well, making it permanently undrinkable.

You should also consider the proximity of septic tanks and leach fields when it comes to where you drill your well. Putting them all too close together can lead to nasty bacteria making a home in your drinking water.

After construction is finished and all is said and done, be sure to perform yearly checks of your well water. This will ensure that the cool glass of water you poured yourself is as pure as it is refreshing!

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