We do well drilling in Amherst, WI. Each person uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water per day in a typical household. The greatest use of well water is for flushing the toilet, followed by showers and baths. Our wells are drilled with six inch steel casing and include a properly sized submersible well pump. Does your home or business require well drilling in Amherst?
Do you also need a septic system? Ask us about a well and septic package deal to help you save money on your project. In addition to well drilling in Amherst, we can install your septic as well.
You Should Know
Forty percent of Wisconsin residents get their drinking water from private wells. Private wells can be owned by individuals or entities like a small business, mobile home park, or school. A well is considered to be private if it has fewer than 15 connections and serves fewer than 25 people. Unlike public water systems, protection and maintenance of a private well is largely the responsibility of the well owners. Private well owners should test their wells regularly.
Well Drilling – Amherst Area
Other Areas Served
In addition to well drilling in Amherst, we also provide well drilling services to surrounding Portage county areas, including but not limited to, Rosholt, Nelsonville, and Almond, WI.
If well drilling in Amherst is needed to replace a contaminated well, you may qualify for the Well Compensation Grant Program. The well compensation grant program provides funding to eligible landowners or renters to replace, reconstruct or treat contaminated private water supplies that serve a residence or provide water to livestock. To be eligible, family income may not exceed $65,000 for the prior calendar year.
Selecting the right water well professional is somewhat like searching for a new doctor or dentist. All are directly involved in your health. An experienced well contractor is your best guarantee of a good supply of clean drinking water. Take the time to learn more to find the right person and company. For well drilling in Amherst, please consider us for your next well water project!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Groundwater?
Groundwater, which accounts for 90% of the world’s fresh water, occurs below the ground, where it is filtered and purified naturally as it passes through layers of the earth. Groundwater is stored in aquifers (layers of soil, sand and rocks) but can come to the surface naturally through a spring or brought to the surface through a well. More than 43 million Americans depend on individual wells for their drinking water.
Why Does My Well Water Smell Like Natural Gas?
Natural gas has no odor. Gas companies add a harmless chemical called mercaptan to give it its distinctive “rotten egg” smell. If your water smells like this, it may indicate the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas. Although this gas can occur naturally in bedrock formations in some areas, it can also be produced by sulfur bacteria. Hydrogen sulfide gas can be harmful to humans, but the amounts produced by bacteria in wells is usually not a health concern. However, the bacteria, and the gas they produce, are obvious nuisances.
Why Does My Water Make My Plumbing Fixtures Black?
This is possibly caused by manganese or manganese and iron in your well water. High levels of manganese can affect the nervous system. People over the age of 50 and infants less six months are the most sensitive to these effects. In older adults, high levels of manganese may cause a disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease. In infants, exposure to high levels of manganese may affect brain development and impact learning and behavior. Some studies among people indicate that people with certain medical conditions (iron-deficiency anemia, liver disease) may also be more sensitive to the effects of manganese. For safety, have your well water tested annually.