Water wells and pump pressure systems

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, October 15, 2017, 14:55 (425 days ago)

Any one have any experience with typical dug well vs deep drilled well? Pump/pressure tank sys vs tinaco gravity system? Any info including cost and problems.

I'm talking a about and area where no city water is available.


Water wells and pump pressure systems

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, October 15, 2017, 15:58 (425 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo
edited by frostbite, Sunday, October 15, 2017, 16:10

I would always go with a drilled well, particularly in the tropics. Our place in Anchorage had a 276 feet deep well when we bought it. The only problem we ever had, was needing to replace the pump. Our contractor in Montana had our well drilled before I got there. Since the water table is really high on our property, they only went down 40 feet. I would have preferred more. When friends of ours in Alaska bought their lot, they hired a witcher. She not only told the driller where to drill, but also how deep. She was correct. But, ultimately, in your case, you need to drill to where the water is. The other option would be a large, underground, concrete cistern and water delivery by "pipa". When we built our place in Zihua, I specified double the standard capacity of the cistern and I'm glad I did.