Helpful links and resources.

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Aquifers


The image below shows an aquifer and the layers water passed through to reach the aquifer.



Water Consumption


Average Daily Water Consumption


Home:

  • 100 gallons/person/day - For kitchen and laundry use (including automatic equipment), bathroom, sanitary use and other uses inside the home.

Farm:

  • 7 gallons/head - calves
  • 12 gallons/head - beef cattle
  • 20 gallons/head - dairy cattle
  • 12 gallons/head - horses
  • 9 gallons/100 head - chickens

Lawn and Garden:

  • 600 gallons/ 1 inch - per 1,000 sq. ft., per watering

Swimming Pool:

  • 30 gallons per 100 sq. ft. - swimming pool maintenance

Type of Well


What type of water well will you have?

There are two basic types of water wells: bedrock and overburden. Bedrock is mountainside or solid rock, Overburden is the materials (ie. Sand, Gravel, Dirt, Clay) on top of the rock.


Bedrock

Steel casing is installed through the overburden until it reaches the top of the bedrock. A hole or shaft is then drilled through the bedrock until a sufficient amount of water is acquired. Water comes into the well through cracks and damp areas where it looks like the rock is sweating.

If an insufficient amount of water is found, the well may be pressure fractured to increase the flow. In pressure fracturing, water is pumped under high pressure into the formation, cleaning and opening the water bearing fractures. 80% of the time, pressure fracturing will increase the existing flow. For instance, if a well yields 360 gallons per day, it is possible to make 1440-4320 gallons per day after pressure fracturing. Under optimum conditions, even more volume can be produced. Threaded PVC liner is then installed the length of the bedrock portion of the well.


Overburden

Steel casing is installed through the dry overburden until a water bearing formation of sand or gravel is found. A screen is then placed at the bottom of the casing. Casing is then pulled back exposing the length of the screen, the screen allows water to come through, keeping the sand and gravel out. There are several different sizes of screens ranging from 0.0004 inches to 100 slot.

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