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Old 01-13-2010, 05:58 PM
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Default well digging costs in rio rancho

As part of my relocation research, I am asking questions of the area as they come up.
I see that there are many well digging companies in the RR / Albuquerque area.
Would anyone here have an idea of what the cost of having a well installed in RR be?
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Just guessing . . . but if you are within the city limits of RR, you are probably on the local water utility and won't need (or possibly won't be allowed) a private well.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:51 PM
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Just guessing . . . but if you are within the city limits of RR, you are probably on the local water utility and won't need (or possibly won't be allowed) a private well.
According to RR city hall they allow it. Yes these homes all have city water and I won't need a well...but I do want a well.
I have both here now in Virginia and well water comes in handy
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Hmmm... End of Times survival, maybe?
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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I'd wait until the end of the school year and then hire a bunch of APS drop-outs
to dig the well fer cheap..
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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One of my best high school buddies is in the well drilling business... I'll ask a few questions about average depths and costs.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:14 PM
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Hmmm... End of Times survival, maybe?

No, when the end shows up there's no where to hide <lol>

I use my well for watering plants, washing cars, irrigation etc. Here in Virginia they charge for city water, I figure it's the same there so I prefer not to use city water for that. Although I don't really expect a sprawling lawn there which has 1 good point...no mowing!
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:16 PM
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One of my best high school buddies is in the well drilling business... I'll ask a few questions about average depths and costs.
Thanks Rybert.

Just trying to list all of my up front costs when we move there to work up a budget.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Here's what he had to say:

Average depth of wells he's dug in the area: 400-900 Feet

Cost to drill: $16.50/ft up to 500 feet, $19.80/ft after 500.

So... Anywhere from $6,000 to $16,000... plus the pump, electrical service (unless you're doing an external diesel).

We had two wells in Moriarty. One 400ft (for irrigation @ 100 gl. per minute) and the other 360ft (for the house @ 15 gl. per minute).
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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Rybert,

I assume Moriarty is similar to RR?

Thanks for the info. If you could PM me his business info, I will keep it on file for the move.

Andy
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