Thousands of California homes use water wells as their main source of water. Many types of wells extract water from aquifers, which are underground layers of earth, gravel, or porous stone where ground water accumulates.
Types Of Wells:
- Bored (also called shallow) wells are generally bored into unconfined water sources, typically found at depths of 100 feet or less.
- Consolidated wells (rock wells) are drilled into subterranean formations of porous rock that contain no soil and do not collapse. Their average depth is normally around 250 feet.
- Unconsolidated (or sand) wells are drilled into below ground formations consisting of soil, sand, gravel or clay material that collapses upon itself.
The proper installation of a functional water well is based on establishing its most suitable location, measuring the system correctly and choosing the appropriate construction techniques. Because of these factors, it’s advisable that only professional water well contractors should undertake the installation of wells. They’re familiar with the hydrology (which is water’s properties, distribution and effects above, on and below the earth’s surface) of their area as well as the local codes and regulations that must be adhered to – and there are a number of them.