I got very busy for the past year and had to slow my progress and research so I have not found a reliable well driller yet. I plan on hauling my own water and will also be willing to haul for my neighbors. I think it's important to help one another when you can, especially in such a rural setting. The down side is that I'm not sure when I will be there permanently yet. As I find out more info on wells or anything else important, I will share on this site.
I find this to be very true as well. I am actively looking for property in the area myself and had called out to Sunset ranches realtors and they dont like talking too long on the phone. You get one or two questions in and its bye bye!
Just got off the phone with the local water Co. in Sierra Blanca, and its true. you can setup a water account for $130 deposit. The monthly allowance is 2k gallons for $42.xx a month. + $7.50/1k gal extra. You must haul it yourself m-f 8am-4pm. AND you must have your own hoses. 2" or 3/4"
The water lies west to east under that part of 1111 that I mentioned I was under the impression that it would be deeper and there was a chance of a cave- in in the well borehole . What would we supply I understand it needs a outer core inner core something to keep stuff from closing in the intake submersible pump above ground cover etc.
As far as the actual digging depth to hit a aquafer, I anticipate anything between 150-200ft and thats based on what i've been told. Most of the wells in the area range about that. Let me clarify, thats what i have been told as i have not researched it nor started diging myself. But, in the grand scheme of things 250ft same difference. ts not a really big deal in SW. its not like digging in Colorado mountains where you gotta get past 100+ft of rock.
As far as the point of cave in's, you must be thinking of the old school hand dug 6ft in diameter wells. Where you send down a bucket and winch it up. That's not the case here.
New wells (for residential use) are usually dug with a 2-3" pipe. once water is hit, you send down a smaller pipe inside the bigger pipe and then you pull the digging pipe back up. And backfill the service pipe with pea gravel or bentonite. Water is allowed to weep into the service pipe with small holes in the last 5-10ft tip.
I would provide everything up to this point for the contracted price. The supplies you would need to supply would be in fact your submersible pump, water pressure tank & filtration system, and delivery lines into your house or irrigation fixtures.
So in addition to the contract fee, expect another $250-$400 for the actual pump, plus another $300 for well supply system.
Again, it still comes in MUCH MUCH cheaper than paying someone to do just the well.
So to go down say 170 ft figure: (10pcs) 16ft 1.25" pvc pipe,
Again, im not there on site yet. Packing up now as im typing this. I plan on moving out there to start working on my homestead after the holiday.
But, yeah in my experience you can put a hole ANYWHERE in the ground as long as its deep enough you will hit some water. The issue is how long will it last. And that depends on whether or not you hit a larger supply or not. Think of the difference between hitting a river vs a small or large pond. this will determine how long your well will last.
Good news is with 20 acres, you can dig several holes in different areas and probably hit more underground aquafers or streams.
I plan on buying water for atleast the first 3 mnnths until i get the house built and the animal paddocks setup. then i will work on well diggings....but yeah i can do it!
We are purchasing a 100 acre plot or unit 647 i think part of bq but not sure which one. I just want to say that we intend to move there coming jan 2017. We definitly interested in drilling a well plz we will pitch in.
We expect that we will b off grid and functioning upon arrival and hauiling water. I prefer a good well
Joe Blow, did you decide if or did you build your drilling rig for water? My wife and I purchased 200 acres out there and we're trying to figure out how or means for a water supply. I've been looking into potable water tanks. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Thank you for posting that info about the water company. I was starting to worry about water situation since there is no way I could afford to dig a well on my small pension. I would like to be there already but there's so much to do to prepare but thanks to you I am one step closer. Thanks again
Hello, Slowly figuring this out. Never seen page like this.
I have a question about community well. Will be moving to SB next Feb. Water is my biggest issue as I only have mountain bike and child trailer to transport water to my lot. Thanks. Scott