We are your local experts for residential and commercial well drilling in Connecticut. When entering a well drilling contract with Eastern Water Solutions, a well site will be selected and staked based on building plans as well as state and local codes. Once selected, we prepare and apply for the permit through the local health and building departments.
Count on us to handle your water well drilling project from planning, to installation, through the inspection. To request an on-site consultation with one of our experts, call us at 1-844-385-7377 or click the button below. We service Southbury, Cheshire, Greenwich and all areas of the state.
After the drilling permit has been approved and it is time to drill, we set up the drilling rig over the selected site and proceed to set casing. Casing is made from steel pipe, conforming to state drilling codes that state it must extend approximately one foot above ground and at least 20 feet into the bedrock, creating a sanitary seal that minimizes the chance of contamination from surface water entering the well.
Once the casing has been set, the actual drilling commences. A drill bit is sent down the casing at the same time that water is being introduced in to the bore. This introduced water creates a “slurry” that will carry the cuttings from the drilling up and out of the bore.
There is a state code in Connecticut dictating the minimum yield of water (Gallons Per Minute) relating to the well’s depth. The owner of the well or general contractor can choose to make a decision to exceed the state’s minimum requirements based upon the anticipated water demands of the house.
The drill rig operator will be cognizant of the well’s water production during drilling and will notify our professionals present at the site. Once the code has been met, we can determine whether additional depth would be desirable.
One foot of a six-inch well occupied by water equates to 1 1/2 gallons of storage; thus, greater depth may provide greater storage or water on hand, even if the actual yield (GPMs) does not increase with the depth.
Once the water well drilling operation has been completed, a temporary well cap is fixed atop the casing, the rig and its equipment are packed and the drilling rig leaves the site. Upon payment, a Well Completion Report is prepared and sent to the various state and local agencies. This report is required prior to any Certificate of Occupancy being issued to the homeowner.
If you are planning on drilling a well at some time in the future or if you are experiencing problems with your current well, contact one of our well water experts today at Eastern Water Solutions for some good advice or fill out our contact form to schedule your free estimate in Meriden, Bristol, Branford, Glastonbury, Milford, Southington and throughout the state.
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