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Old 04-08-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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We ran out of water. All we had was a point down. Now the water has dropped to about 24-26 feet, too deep for a point and shallow well pump.

I am wondering how much it will be to get a new well drilled. We are in sand country and we know there is water about 24-26 feet down. We will need a new pump too since ours is too weak to pull water from that depth.

I am located in SEC 19 and T46N R27W

Is it charged by the foot? and what should a pump cost?
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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We ran out of water. All we had was a point down. Now the water has dropped to about 24-26 feet, too deep for a point and shallow well pump.

I am wondering how much it will be to get a new well drilled. We are in sand country and we know there is water about 24-26 feet down. We will need a new pump too since ours is too weak to pull water from that depth.

I am located in SEC 19 and T46N R27W

Is it charged by the foot? and what should a pump cost?
Call the local heath department.

You will need a permit anyway.

Yes, it goes by the foot and most drillers have a minimum price.

Also, if it is a screened well it will cost more. It sounds like it will be.

The pumping system will vary with what you want.

Call some local drillers for prices.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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MDEQ Well Record Retrieval System

You can look up local well logs on here.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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I have one estimate, he is coming out tomorrow and will cost me $75 for the consult. He told me we could be looking at $4,500! Really??? WOW

I tried downloading the link but for whatever reason it wont download on my computer. Must be my connection.

What is a screened well? Why is going to cost more?

Thank you for your information and reply, it is very much appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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www.wellowner.org

There is a lot of information on this link.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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I have one estimate, he is coming out tomorrow and will cost me $75 for the consult. He told me we could be looking at $4,500! Really??? WOW

I tried downloading the link but for whatever reason it wont download on my computer. Must be my connection.

What is a screened well? Why is going to cost more?

Thank you for your information and reply, it is very much appreciated.
The screened wells cost more because of the cost of the screen and time to set it.

Make sure they well gavel pack around the screen.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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So my estimate is 3500 to 5000. Thats for the submerssable pump holding tank and up to 40 feet of pipe. I have to pull the permit and do some ditch digging along with running some electrical to the new tank under the house. So hopefully I can save some money by doing some stuff myself.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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So my estimate is 3500 to 5000. Thats for the submerssable pump holding tank and up to 40 feet of pipe. I have to pull the permit and do some ditch digging along with running some electrical to the new tank under the house. So hopefully I can save some money by doing some stuff myself.
How deep did they think the well would be??

Will it take a screen??

I would like to know more....$3500/$5000 is a wide range.

Get more estimates.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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There is water at around 25 feet or so but they said they should be in good position by 40 feet for good pocket and pressure. There will be a screen. 3,500 if we do some of the work ourselves. meaning they will com in and do the well with the submersiable pump and then it would be up to us to run the pipe to where our old pump hooks in, about 15ft, and tie into the line. They would also have the pressure tank under the house. Which we need to dig a trench to for a 220electrical line.
He is estimating 4,500 if all goes well and they do the tie in and 5,000 if they have to dig further.
They do have a good reputation around here. It is a small town and they have done work on some others places we know.
I am going to get one more estimate I think, just to see where they come in. Unfortunately it looks like several weeks before we will get a new well casue we have to pull a permit at the health dept and have to wait for road restrictions to be done with.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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You can watch the road resections on here.

You are right, it is going to be a while.

I have wells to drill too....it has been a LONG spring.

CRAM - Seasonal Weight Restrictions
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