Where do you drill a well?
Some points to consider when siting a well:
1. What regulations apply? Generally
you need to be:
At least 100 feet from closest leech field
At least 50 feet from the septic tank
At least 10 feet from property line
At least 10 feet from a building
At least 15 feet from a driveway
At least 25 feet from the side of the road
2. What makes sense from a practical standpoint?
Is the site accessible for a drill rig?
Will the site be accessible in the future?
Is there a possibility that buildings could be expanded over the well in the future?
Are there power lines overhead?
Will the well head be in danger of being run into by a car, plow etc.?
Will the water line have to cross a driveway?
Is there bedrock close to the surface that would make it difficult to run the water line?
3. How important are asthetics?
Will a pipe sticking out of the ground on your front lawn bother you?
Is there a suitable place to drill that is less conspicuous?
A little thought and common sense beforehand can save a lot of aggravation down the road!