At Burner Well Drilling, we’re passionate about the well drilling services we provide in Rockingham County, VA. Beyond creating the wells our customers use and love, we’re also passionate about educating people about what we do. So, with that in mind, we thought we would share some fascinating facts about water wells, the process of digging them and some other water well-related tidbits in this handy guide.

What You Should Know About Ground Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public drinking water systems, but they do not regulate privately owned wells. Because of that, those who have private wells should have their well water regularly tested to make sure there are no harmful toxins or contaminants and that the water is safe to drink. All private wells use ground water, and more than 15 million households have private wells. About a quarter of all of the rain water that falls on the United States each year becomes groundwater.
The reason you should get this checked is because polluted groundwater can cause problems like gastrointestinal illness and other sicknesses like that. This underscores the need to have regular water testing done to make sure no one in your home gets sick from contaminated well water.

Types of Water Well Drilling

There are three main types of water well drilling:

  • Dug- This kind of well is hand-dug through soft soil to a shallow water table
  • Driven- This is when a small diameter pipe is driven into soft earth and is usually only down when the water is not too far under the surface of the earth
  • Drilled- This is when a well is drilled using a drill rig

At Burner Well Drilling, we specialize in drilled wells and can go as far as 1,000 feet down into the earth’s surface. Most wells will never run dry, and you can expect your well to last you for several decades at minimum.

How to Get Well Drilling

Not just anyone can perform a professional water well drilling services in Rockingham County, VA. You have to be trained on how to do this job, you have the right equipment, and you have to have certain licenses in order to do this job legally. The location of the water well drilling project is determined by a few different factors, and it takes a lot of expertise to determine where to drill.
If you’re ready to get well drilling in Rockingham County, VA, don’t hesitate to seek the help of Burner Well Drilling. Contact Burner Well Drilling today at (540) 289-9421 and we’ll see how we can help you.