Wells | General
How do I know that the lot I'm planning to build on will have "good"
Water quality can vary from location to location
so it can be very hard to know for sure what the quality of water
at your site will be. Through our experiences drilling in the Northwoods
area and from servicing other wells, Jelinek Well Drilling
has a general idea of what the water quality may be. Another way that you can investigate the
quality level is to ask neighbors how their water is.
close to my house does the well need to be (or how close to the
well will my house need to be)?
Distance from the home to the
well is not a big issue. At Jelinek Well Drilling,
we generally try to place the well between 10' and 15' away from
the home to keep trenching costs down.
long does it take to get water at my new home?
Depending on well depth and ground
formation, it usually takes 1 day or less to drill the well and
an additional day for the pump crew to hook it up and bring water
into the home.
have to coordinate your crews with other contractors at the building
Yes. As with any constuction
project, coordination between subcontractors is important to avoid
having one crew being in the way of another. For instance, it's better
to have the well pump and tank installed and ready for the plumbing
contractor to finish before they are on-site to avoid them having
to return to complete their work.
is the difference between a drilled and a driven well?
A drilled well is usually 6"
in diameter, has a submersible pump and generally has more water
pressure and volume. A point (driven) well is usually 2" in
diameter and has an above ground pump. A drilled well is much easier
to start up and shut down for seasonal cabins.
deep will my well be?
In our area, the average wells
range from 60'-80' in depth depending on elevation and geology.
Wells can be as shallow as 25' or as deep as 350'.
possible sources of contamination do I need to be aware of while
locating my well site?
There are certain setbacks for
septic systems, sump basins, and old landfills. Please contact us
for specific setbacks that you may need to be concerned with.
basic codes should I be aware of while planning my new well site?
Though there may be more codes
depending on your location, you will need to have your well at least
25' from your septic tank and sump basin, if applicable and 50'
from your septic drainfield and alternate site.
My new well tastes funny
and it looks rusty - what's going on?
There will be a temporary taste from the new pipes and fittings
used. It should go away in a couple of days with water useage. You
will have rusty water for 2-3 months (possibly as long as 6 months)
- this is from the new well casing. When we drill, it sandblasts
the inside of the well casing down to bare steel. This will emit
rust particles until the time that a solid rust lining is built
up in the well. Using a lot of water will help clear it up quicker.
You can also run a garden hose at 2-3 gallons per minute to allow
the pump to cycle thereby creating a "washing" effect
in the well. You may run a hose like this for days providing the
well has an adequate supply. Please call or e-mail for more information.
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worried that my existing well is contaminated now what?
If you feel that your well is
compromised, please contact us to determine the problem and a remedy.
You may also contact your local DNR Private Drinking Water Section
- they are there to help you so don't be afraid to call. The Northern
District's phone number is: 715-365-8900.
water tastes/smells "funny" what can I do?
If your well is not contaminated
with anything unsafe you have a number of options from a variety
of water conditioner companies. Additionally, it is possible to
redrill into a different aquifer water source.
Jelinek Well Drilling offers well chlorination services for the treatment of iron bacteria and to disinfect your well. Click Here for more information.
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Is Jelinek Well Drilling
a licensed well drilling firm?
Yes. State law requires that
drilling firms be licensed in the state they are drilling in. Currently,
Jelinek Well Drilling is licensed in Wisconsin & Michigan.
a guarantee on the quality of water from my well?
Unfortunately, due to geological
conditions water quality and quantity cannot be guaranteed.
long will my well produce water?
If constructed properly and depending
on water characteristics, a drilled well can last the homeowners
other services does Jelinek Well Drilling offer?
We offer the following services:
hydrofracturing, submersible pump service and replacement, underground boring, well and pump system inspections, well abandonment
and shock chlorination of wells.
Wisconsin DNR Drinking Water and Groundwater
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Water Quality Association
National Ground Water Association
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