Types of Wells: Artesian and Traditional Wells

If you are interested in getting a well installed for your home, look no further than the specialists at Brewster Well Drilling. Our team is friendly, reliable and experienced in drilling wells on a variety for a variety of applications. Did you know there are different kinds of wells? Before deciding which is right for you, read our handy comparison guide below or speak to one of our drilling professionals to get an expert opinion.

Types of Wells

Consider the differences between artesian and traditional wells:

Drilled Artesian Wells – Artesian wells are drilled deep into bedrock or quaternary aquifers. Typically these wells use a steel casing to case off overburden soils and incompetent rock. In the case of bedrock aquifers rilling proceeds into the bedrock and intersects fractures which yield water into the well. In the case of quaternary aquifers drilling proceeds with casing until sand and gravel deposits are intersected which yield water into the well. Typically screens are used to filter sand and gravel deposits in quaternary formations whereas most bedrock wells remain stable without the use of screens. Drilled artesian wells are typically more reliable and are less prone to seasonal fluctuation of groundwater as they are advanced hundreds of feet into the aquifer so slight seasonal fluctuations do not affect the yield. Additionally because the water is stored deep below ground a drilled artesian well will be free from bacteria and the quality is generally better than a dug well.

Dug Wells – Dug wells are constructed by digging a large hole on the property and intersecting shallow water springs. Once the spring is intersected concrete crocks are placed in the hole and surrounded with gravels to filter the water before it enters the well. Because the source water is near surface these wells are typically more prone to bacteria and the available water can be greatly reduced by seasonal fluctuations. In some areas dug wells are the only logical option however in most cases a drilled well can be constructed for the same cost if not less. Schedule Your Artesian Well Drilling Service From residential to large-scale commercial projects, we can provide the services you need. Depending on the location and requirements of your project, Brewster Well Drilling can provide guidance and drilling services to ensure you have the water you require. With experience, technology and a focus on customer service, our team of drilling experts is here to support your next project from planning to completion.

Schedule Your Artesian Well Drilling Service

From residential to large-scale commercial projects, we can provide the services you need. Depending on the location and requirements of your project, Brewster Well Drilling can provide guidance and drilling services to ensure you have the water you require. With experience, technology and a focus on customer service, our team of drilling experts is here to support your next project from planning to completion.

Find out if a drilled artesian well or dugwell is best for your property with help from the professionals at Brewster Well Drilling. Contact us or call 902-866-0454 today to learn more about well installation.