If you own a well or are thinking of installing one, you may have heard of artesian wells. In some cases, installing this type of well may be your best option.
Artesian wells are formed from artesian aquifer. Artesian aquifers are confined aquifers that hold groundwater underground using pressure. Because the water is surrounded by non-permeable rock, it has nowhere to go but up towards the surface. Groundwater from an artesian aquifer will naturally rise from the aquifer. In some cases, the pressure is strong enough for the water to reach the surface.
However, unlike wells that are dug by hand or drilled deep into the ground, artesian wells may require less digging because of how close the groundwater is to the surface.
There are several factors to consider when deciding which type of well you should dig:
These factors, along with any other ones unique to your property will help decide what is the best type of well for you.
While each well is different based on the property’s features, here are some general pros and cons of an artesian well:
If you are in the market for an artesian well or need it serviced, contact us today. Our experienced technicians can discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.