What is Groundwater?
Groundwater is water below the land surface that fills the spaces between grains
of sand, gravel and rocks or fills cracks and fractures in the bedrock or sandstone.
Saturated zones in sediment such as sand and gravel, and in fractured rock and sandstone
formations, that receive, store, and transmit water to wells are called aquifers.
Clean and plentiful groundwater is a vital resource for personal and economic health everywhere in the United States.
Each day, over 130 million Americans get their drinking water from groundwater. About 40 million are supplied from individual home wells.
Groundwater is a safe, economic and an environmentally friendly resource. We don't need to dam up rivers and disturb ecology to store water. Mother Nature has made the geology of the earth a natural storage place for groundwater. We must all play a role in protecting America's groundwater.
To that end, private well owners have a special responsibility to ensure the safety of their drinking water.
How do we get Groundwater?
A water well is needed to reach the aquifer where groundwater is found. Today, most
wells are made by drilling into the aquifers using specially designed drilling machines (rigs) to access the groundwater beneath the surface. In most
cases electric pumps are used to raise the water to the surface.
The creation of a water well consists of several elements. After selecting the site to drill the well, the process usually include drilling, development, testing and equipment installation. (Source: American Groundwater Trust)
J.H. Huemann & Sons Well Drilling Services
With over a century in the well drilling business, five generations of Huemann family
members, and four Nextel dispatched service crews that have had over 70 years of
combined service, you can trust our responsiveness. (Click here for more on different types of water wells)
With four rotary rigs drilling year-round, we are experts at installing 10 gpm (gallon per minute) 5" to 12" wells. We feature a 25-year guarantee on all new groundwater wells drilled and the new water pump and pressure tank installed for the groundwater wells are guaranteed for 5 years. Each guarantee is transferable to anyone who owns the home.
How is a well drilled?
A water well is an important investment in you home, farm or business. It should be located and constructed in a manner which meets all the local and state department health codes and guidelines. Proper construction and location is of most importance, to help ensure safe drinking water.
How much will it cost?
The final cost of the well and pump installation is based upon the actual well depth.
Here is a breakdown of items that may be included in the installation of a water
- Drilling per foot by diameter
- Materials such as screens, seals, etc.
- Grouting and cementing seals
- Test pumping
- Pumping equipment
- Water quality laboratory analysis
- All State paperwork
- Water treatment system (see: Huemann Water Conditioning)
Joseph H. Huemann & Sons Well Drilling, Pump Sales and Service offers 24-hour emergency services and does not believe in rush charges. Joseph H. Huemann & Sons Well Drilling, Pump Sales and Service features on-site service, same day service, and service calls that work with YOUR schedule. Click here to request a service or a preventative maintenance appointment.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
NEW NEW NEW!
To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to sustaining your valuable Groundwater system, we are offering a new preventative maintenance service that will add years to the life of your system.
We start by analyzing your well system (checking your well cap, gauge, switch and tank). We confirm that everything is working properly and make recommendations for anything that is not. We will collect a water sample and have it tested for bacteria. The water sample results will be available 2-3 days after your inspection and we will contact you with the results and send you a copy for your files. If your water sample does not pass we will make recommendations with the necessary steps to correct it. The Preventative Maintenance Inspection will take approximately one hour to complete and there will be no interruption of your water service. Lastly, we will provide a comprehensive written report with our findings.
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