Having your own well can provide a few advantages over the traditional municipal water supply. It can provide you with the flexibility to treat the water in the way that you see fit, giving you ultimate control. Next, having your own well can help cut costs for your water supply over the long run since there is no monthly bill for water. Finally, having a well offers the convenience and freedom to know that you aren't dependent on the functions of anyone else to get a reliable water supply.
The installation of a water well requires proper equipment as well as trained and licensed professionals. At Dover Pump & Equipment, we're able to put our expertise to work for you whether it's for a residential, commercial, or irrigation well. Regardless of whether you need a well installed or are having issues with your existing one, we can help you! So feel free to give us a call today at (508) 785-0463.
Residential • Commercial • Irrigation • Geothermal • Hydrofracking • Deepening
Why Choose a Well?
Artesian Bedrock Wells
Most water wells today are referred to as "Artesian Bedrock Wells." The first step is drilling through top soil, sand, gravel, clay, hardpan, and boulders. Once solid bedrock is reached, an additional fifteen feet of drilling is required before the casing is installed. A drive shoe seal is then installed on the bottom of the casing to insure a proper seal to avoid contamination from entering the well. From here, a drill bit is lowered and rotated to grind and crush the ledge/rock at the bottom of the well. A water/slurry is pumped through the rotating drill to flush the rock cuttings up and out of the well. These cuttings fill in the annular space between the outside steel casing and the existing ground. This is continued until sufficient water flow is obtained.
Irrigation wells are a great option for those who are looking to help keep their primary well from drying up typically due to increased outdoor water usage. They can be used in both residential and commercial applications for those looking to maintain an outdoor sprinkler system regularly, gardens, green houses, and even for commercial farm owners. A couple options for this type of well would be a bedrock or a shallow well.
One of our advanced techniques includes Hydrofracking (Hydraulic Fracturing). Hydrofracking initially began in the late 40’s primarily in the oil drilling industry as a necessary method to creating proper separation of rocks at great depths below ground’s surface. This process involves injecting a high amount of water pressure (up to 3,000 PSI) into the well-bore which in turn creates cracks in the rock to allow for adequate water flow rates. This process can be used on both new and existing wells with a 99% success rate to date!
Shallow ground (upper 10 feet) maintains a fairly consistent temperature throughout the year, regardless of the season. Geothermal systems utilize this natural occurrence in order to aid with heating and cooling systems. This system uses a looped pipe system that is buried in the shallow ground and draws on the temperature in order to heat or cool the water flowing through it. This type of system can help to both save money and reduce the impact on the environment.