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Old 03-09-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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Does anyone know what would be a reasonable cost to do wells/ pressure tank system, etc... to provide water supply on an acre lot. I received a quote of $14,000 and that seems high. Needing suggestion for some company who does good work and not too expensive please.

Also are there differences in quality among companies. I myself think not as all they do is dig/drill deep enough to get to the water below. Thank you in advance.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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How deep is the well you got the $14000 quote on? Are you wanting potable water or just irrigation water? The cost varies greatly depending on how deep you need to drill. Also, where is the lot you want to drill?
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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The lot will more than likely be in Whispering Oaks subdivision and it will be main water supply provider to a house.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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O'Day drilling does a great job. It is very difficult to say what a well will cost b/c it varies based on needs and the quality/quantity of water found when its drilled.

If you drill 200', it will cost much less than 500'....also if the water found, is quickly depleted and it takes a long time for the well to fill back up, you will need a bigger tank above ground, also more $. In addittion to that if you have a high usage rate, you will need a bigger pump, assuming that you have adequate supply water. That will dictate the size of the casing, which also dictates cost.

There is no apple to apple comparison for a well, and there is a reason nearly every well is quoted, and not a firm bid. It is possible to drill a hole and find no water. You still get to pay for that.

I have had multiple wells drilled for varying reasons and I can say there is no SET price when it comes to water.

Also keep in mind that in many counties/cities in Texas that if city provided water is available, they will prohibit you from drilling your own well.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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That is great information. I appreciate that very much. I will contact o'Day drilling and get a quote from them. Thank you.
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