The location of a well
The well must be located close enough to the house while being at lest 10 feet away. The property must be accessible for the machinery that includes two trucks of 30 feet long. The height of the drill’s mast is 40 feet. Be careful for obstacles such as electrical wires and trees. In the measure of possible, steep slopes must be avoided because the drill has to be leveled before it starts.
Look for mounds or hilltops and avoid hollow basins. The well must be located in the upper part of the property and at 10 meters of a lake or river’s high waters. Don’t forget to create a down slope around the well to evacuate reselling water. This job is the client’s responsibility and not the drillers. It’s one of the most important tasks to prevent a subsequent contamination.
Therefore, the well must always be located at the highest level of your property and at a distance of 30 meters of a drainfield or barn. Also stay away from areas where pesticides, chemical fertilizers and other chemical products will be used and infiltrate the ground. The importance of preventing surface runoff water in an artesian well or any other well is crucial.
Your engineer and we are the most qualified to counsel you for the well’s location on your property. Indeed, Mister Guy Lachance, owner of Les Puisatiers Protech, is a water diviner and will offer to draw your water for free. A water diviner is a man that has the gift of finding underground water sources thanks to sticks.
The well must and will be located in an area where the maintenance will be easy. We can’t bury the well’s head because according to the groundwater abstraction regulations, the well must be at least 30 centimeters above ground level. We also can’t place the well in basements, under a paved parking, under electrical inputs or wires or under a building’s cornice.