With water becoming a steadily diminishing resource in Australia, more and more homeowners are looking for alternative ways for accessing it. And one of the most viable solutions that people are seeking is well drilling. But while well drilling may seem to be a straightforward project, it is not just about calling on contractors for guided drilling hire. You need to have a few considerations in mind to ensure that the well drilled on your property will be capable of meeting your primary and secondary needs. This piece explores a few of the principal factors that you should have before embarking on well drilling.
Factor what your primary water needs will be
A majority of households will be looking to increase their water supply for personal consumption. Nevertheless, the water that will be available on your property may not be fit for human consumption. Thus, you need to adjust your expectations. It is crucial to have your well drilling contractors first establish the quality of water that will be available for use. Once the quality has been determined, the contractors will then inform you of the quantity that is available too.
Quality is important because other than consumption this characteristic will also influence the integrity of your plumbing. Quantity, on the other hand, will give you clarity on how best the water can be utilised, whether it will be the primary resource for your swimming pool, gardening needs or even household use.
Factor in boundaries for the well
Once you have decided if the quality and quantity of water will be sufficient for your needs you then have to consider how to keep the well safe from external contaminants. Several considerations will go into determining how safe you can keep your well. Firstly, the well has to be drilled a considerable distance away from any roads, filter beds, septic tanks and all locations that could pose the threat of water contamination. Secondly, you also have to check with your local council regulations that stipulate well placement and these are typically associated with boundary lines and other factors. Therefore, before the well drilling can begin, you need to ensure that your chosen location ticks all the boxes.
Factor in your accessibility to the well
Lastly, before well drilling, it is crucial to deliberate with your contractors about what will be the best location in regards to accessibility. Accessibility should be tackled with a two-prong approach. Firstly, you should be able to access the well for all your water needs. Secondly, the well should also be easily accessible for technical maintenance in the form of quality checks, cleanings, repairs and so on.