When you are building a new house that's off the local water line, you need to have some kind of way to get your water into your house. In most cases, that means that you are going to need to have a well drilled so that you can access the water in your area so that you have water to drink, wash, and cook with. But, drilling a well isn't as easy as it sounds like it could be. There are a lot of steps that go into getting a usable well for your house. So, what are some of the steps that need to happen so that you can have a well drilled at your house?
Find a Survey
The company that is going to drill the well is going to want to know about the topography of your property. The best way to get that is to get a land survey done. There are several reasons that they are going to need to have the survey previous to water well drilling, as well as the plans as to where your driveway, house, and septic field are going to be. One reason is that the drilling company needs to know where your property lines are. That way, a well doesn't end up on top of your property line, where it could be affected by your neighbors. The drilling company also needs to know where your house, driveway, and septic field are going to be because they can contaminate your well or make it hard for anyone to get to your well to repair it.
Test the Water
Once the drilling company has decided where the best place to drill to get water is, they are going to drill a test hole. One reason for the test hole is to make sure that there is actually water in that location. Another reason for that is to make sure that the water is good and not contaminated. If the water is downhill from anything like a farm, it could be contaminated, so getting it tested is important. You don't want the well drilling company to spend the time to drill a full well just to find out the water isn't good to drink.
If you are going to build a house in the country, you need a way to make sure that you have water for your house. The easiest way to do that is to talk to a well company and have them drill out a well for you.