Asked by: Marilena Wakelin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th March, 2020

Can you drill an existing well deeper?

Well Deepening: Reentering an existing well and drilling to a deeper reservoir. Well deepening is re-drilling into an already existing well in order to find a deeper more productive reservoir. Sometimes a previously unproductive well can be deepened in order to reach a location with higher flow and temperature.

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Consequently, how much does it cost to drill well deeper?

Drilling a well costs $5,500 for an average depth of 150 feet. Most projects range between $1,500 and $12,000. Expect to pay between $15 and $30 per foot of depth, or up to $50 for difficult terrain. Digging might be enough for shallow depths, ranging between $10 and $25 per square foot.

Likewise, do deeper wells mean better water? If you install a shallow well, your water quality will be most influenced by your activities and those of your neighbors. If you install a deeper well, your water quality will be generally influenced by the soil, rock, and geology that the water flows through.

Keeping this in consideration, how many years does a water well last?

Water wells use pumps that are used to drive water from the ground to your home. These pumps determine the lifespan of your well. Submersible pumps that are commonly used in many wells usually last from eight years to ten years. With proper maintenance and care, the lifespan can be increased to fifteen years.

Does a well replenish itself?

Deeply drilled wells can recharge themselves and will provide clean plentiful water, even during extended periods of dry weather.

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