The effectiveness of a water well greatly depends on the amount of groundwater it’s pulling from. Likewise, the cost of creating the well is dependent on how far down it has to be drilled in order to reach this resource. Since groundwater is obviously located below the surface, there is no proven way to find where it flows and how far down – unless you’re a believer of water dowsing. Continue reading
As any dug, driven, or drilled hole in the ground for the use of extracting groundwater in underground aquifers, water wells have shown to be very useful throughout history. For the past 8,000 years, humanity has been using this method to provide water for up to entire villages at a time. Since then, the process and layout of the water well has been made much more streamlined and efficient.
In owning, operating, and maintaining a private water well, it is important to understand the different components that it is made up of. See the diagram to the right for an outline of a water well system and read below to learn more about each part: Continue reading
The water cycle explains how water moves above, on, and through the Earth at any given point of time. As an essential part of life, this process is one of many that keep us alive. That being said, only 3% of the world’s available water is freshwater or drinkable, with groundwater responsible for a large portion of Earth’s freshwater. Groundwater is recognized as a renewable resource that is most commonly replenished through precipitations that infiltrate downward from the land surface. Continue reading