Q: What is a water well?
A: A well is any hole either dug or bored into the earth to
Q: What are the advantages of having a well?
A: The advantages of a private
water supply are: a) eliminate town water bans; b) Eliminate
costly municipal water bills;
c) Constant 52 degree water.
Q: What type of well do I need?
A: The type of well you need will be based upon your needs
and the topography of your land.
Q: How much water do I need?
A: The amount of water you need will be based upon your daily
usage including a) size of family and house; b) Irrigation
requirements; c) Any other water usage required.
Q: How do I choose a location for my well?
A: The location of your well will be decided by a) State
and local codes, including septic, property lines, wetland
and other various setbacks; b) Proximity of utilities;
c) Accessibility for drilling equipment; d) Overall economics.
Q: Do I need a permit to install my well?
A: Depending on the town, the Board of Health is the governing
body who's codes dictate whether a permit is required or
Q: Is there a way to know how deep my well will
go and how much water it will produce?
A: All wells vary in depth and yield, but prior knowledge
of your area might give us some indications on what to expect.
Q: Does drilling a well make a mess of my property?
A: During the construction of the well there is a mess, but
once completed and re-landscaped the final results far
outweigh the short term mess.
Q: Will my well need service?
A: The well itself will probably not need servicing, the
pumping system depending on usage usually will last between
10 and 20 years.
Q: Does my well come with a warranty?
A: All wells installed by Odgen Wells come
with a standard one year warranty; additional five year warranties
are available on the pumping systems.
Please contact us for more answers to questions you may
have about water wells.