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Old 02-24-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Where did you get that; some odd ball media site. City water supplies are tested. Often spring water has higher count of bacteria . We have a lot of wells here and they are tested in same way.
The town I've been in for a while sends notices out every year because the water routinely tests at higher than safe limits for trihalomethanes, the result of using too much chlorine to treat the too-dirty water source.

The water supplies of the denser urban areas of the country are actually becoming contaminated with drugs because sewage treatment plants don't remove them.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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What would be a reasonable range for price per foot for well drilling in your location?
$16 a foot........but, there are other costs that may be in their footage price up there that we charge for separately.

Heck......I can price a well for you at $5 a foot........then charge for the grout and developing.

You have to look at the whole estimate.

When you are ready.........I will give you my phone number if you would like to talk about well.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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I would like to add it costs more to drill a well in the winter.........so many drillers raise their footage price.

My $16 a foot is in the summer...........I do not drill in the winter.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I'm not surprised that the price for drilling a well is significantly higher in Alaska than in other places in the US. My sense is that prices in general tend to be higher in Alaska for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the cost of transporting materials to Alaska.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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Everything is more expensive in Alaska, but not THAT much more expensive. Something like $30-$40 seems more reasonable to me than $50 a foot adjusting for the higher costs of materials and transportation up here. I'll be shopping around.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Everything is more expensive in Alaska, but not THAT much more expensive. Something like $30-$40 seems more reasonable to me than $50 a foot adjusting for the higher costs of materials and transportation up here. I'll be shopping around.
Talk to your local health department.......they know the drillers.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My father spent a few years as a 'Snow-bird' living in a fifth-wheel trailer. Most winters he parked in a place called 'Slab-City' out in the desert. He told me that a number of retirees, own water-buffalo trailers and will deliver water to your site for a fee. It is not un-common among folks that live in the desert.
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