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Old 04-05-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Has anyone drilled for a well in Blanca, CO? That is in Costilla Cty about 21 miles from Alamosa. Have property there and need to find out if I can drill for a well, if anyone has a well out there and approx. cost. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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I have property in the Fort Garland area. I have talked to some residents about well prices, but have not yet drilled on my own property (not ready to build yet).

My sources tell me that the price is dependent on how deep your well needs to be (I believe you will be charged by the foot). Your best bet is to get several estimates, but you could easily expect to pay between $6k-$10k. You will have to get a permit, of course.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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My husband and I bought 5 acres in Blanca, CO last year. We are going up there next month to see about drilling a well. I have heard that it can cost any where between $5-$55 per foot depending on how hard your ground is. I expect to spend between $5,000 - $10,000!
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:58 AM
 
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hey mtnhpfl I know its looks like its been a while since you been on this site but was wondering if you ever got a well drilled on your land since I too own land in blanca and haven't done a thing with it. Any good info and references would be appreciated since I want to start putting something there before I get too old Thanks everyone
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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Find a well driller that serves the area and ask them about water quality, drilling depth and costs. Often you can give the location of your property and they can look up other properties close by and tell you what to expect.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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You can find out by calling here/doing some research IF your land has a well right or not. Just because you own land in CO doesn't automatically give you a right to a well.

http://water.state.co.us/Home/Pages/default.aspx

IF you can get a permit to drill it will undoubtedly be "for household use only...no outside irrigation allowed".

good luck
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:21 PM
 
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Find a well driller that serves the area and ask them about water quality, drilling depth and costs. Often you can give the location of your property and they can look up other properties close by and tell you what to expect.

I want to drill a well but the more reading I do it seems like its going to be near impossible to obtain permits and find a decent drill contractor. I am wondering if just going with an optional above groundwater tank say about 1200-1500 gals would be good until I find out more info on wells and drillers etc. Thanks
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:39 PM
 
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You can find out by calling here/doing some research IF your land has a well right or not. Just because you own land in CO doesn't automatically give you a right to a well.

DWR Home

IF you can get a permit to drill it will undoubtedly be "for household use only...no outside irrigation allowed".

good luck

See that's what Im understanding that just because I own land in CO it doesn't give me the right to drill a well.......I will have to do some homework on this. Thanks for the link
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