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Archive for October 4th, 2017

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Oct 17

Drilling, Servicing and Maintaining Your New Well

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Humans have been using wells to get their life sustaining water for over ten thousand years. Until about a hundred years ago, almost all wells were dug by hand. Currently, over 15 million U.S. households regularly depend on private ground water wells. While water pumps can pump water up hundreds of feet, they cannot lift water up that is much more than thirty feet below the pump.This is why hand pumps are only used on shallow wells, and deeper wells have electric pumps that are lowered into the well.

Most modern wells are drilled, which requires a fairly complicated and expensive drill rig. Drill rigs are often mounted on big trucks. They use rotary drill bits that chew away at the rock, percussion bits that smash the rock, or, if the ground is soft, large auger bits. If you need a well dug,

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