By Fred Cores
Proper Location is just one of the many logistical facets to consider when installing a well water system.
But proper construction is just as important, if not more so than the location of the well. Neither location nor construction can be ignored when building a well to your water supply, and if you want to have a successful well installation, both have to be executed with care and professional training.
The materials and labor you use to build your well should be of the highest quality you can attain. This is not the time to pinch pennies and try and get work done on the cheap. Without proper personnel and materials you could be risking contamination, improper wells which need repair or redress to use.
Professionals to the Rescue – DIY home renovation and repair has exploded in popularity in recent years. Thanks to large-scale retailers of home goods such as Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe’s, people are attempting to do more of the repair work around their home than ever before. However, you cannot trust the planning, and construction of a well to any person not thoroughly experienced in such endeavors.
Most states have some regulatory agency regarding the safety and uniform regulation of wells, and those regulations have to be met. Like any construction project, you might be expected to obtain a permit, and you will most certainly have to specify what professional is going to do the installation.
Professionals will be able to do the work you need with the right tools. It’s important that the well be built correctly for the safety and comfort of any using it.
An approved well cap or seal shall be installed at the top of the well casing to prevent any contamination from entering the well at the surface. A well vent is required. The well vent pipe shall be at least 1/2 inch in diameter, 8 inches above the finished grade, and be turned down, with the opening screened with a minimum 24-mesh durable screen to prevent entry of insects.
Only approved well casing material meeting the requirements of the local regulatory agency may be utilized. To prevent contamination, the annular space between the drill hole and the well casing shall be grouted below a “pit less” adapter or unit in accordance with the any applicable regulators.
These are simply a few of the many steps involved in well construction. However, if you found yourself scratching your head at some of the materials you’re not alone. Be sure you have solid plans and solid personnel when you decide to build your home well.
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