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Helpful Hints When You Need a Water Well

Assess your water needs by:

Number of persons in family

Size of yard, garden, orchard

Number of livestock

Determine the availability of water by:

Checking neighboring wells

Contacting a reliable driller

A qualified drilling contractor:

Has a good reputation

Holds a current drilling license

Is knowledgeable of geology

Has records and logs of wells

Uses adequate equipment

Conducts himself professionally

Your Drilling Contractor should:

Inspect your proposed well site

Evaluate your water possibilities

Advise you concerning permits

Select your well site

Estimate the depth and cost of well

Furnish well log upon completion

The driller and you should agree on:

Estimate cost of well and pump

Method of payment

Well location

Date for well to be drilled

Advice for the customer:

Locate water before building

Do not take water for granted

Check on electric power


How Much Do We Depend On Groundwater?

According to United States Geological Survey (USGS) figures, groundwater provides an estimated: 

22% of all freshwater withdrawals

37% of agricultural use (mostly for irrigation)

37% of the public water supply withdrawals

51% of all drinking water for the total population

99% of drinking water for the rural population


Top 10 
Tips on Protecting and Conserving Groundwater


1. Dispose of chemicals properly.

2. Take used motor oil to a recycling center.

3. Limit the amount of fertilizer used on plants.

4. Take short showers.

5. Shut water off while brushing teeth.

6. Run full loads of dishes and laundry.

7. Check for leaky faucets and have them fixed.

8. Water plants only when necessary.

9. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator.

10. Get involved in water education.

 

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