Buying A New Farm And Need To Install An Irrigation Well? Here's The Process

If you are buying a new farm and you must install an irrigation well, this is something you should not do on your own. Instead, hire a professional drilling company to do this for you. This will ensure the process done correctly and your irrigation well will work well for you. To help you understand what this company will do, below is information on what an irrigation well is, as well as the process the company will take to install a well on your land:

Irrigation Well

An irrigation well can provide your farm with water in many areas. The water is completely clean so you will not have to worry about animals drinking it, and you know the water will be healthy for your crops. If you have a large farm, the drilling company may suggest that you install more than one irrigation well.

The irrigation well gets the water from below the earth's soil. You will also hear groundwater referred to as aquifers. When it rains, some of the water evaporates, and some of the water is removed by the roots of crops and plants. Any remaining water filters through the topsoil and flows into rock, gravel, and sand beneath the earth's soil.

The first layer of groundwater is known as a water table. The height of the table depends on how much rain you receive, and the water table is where the irrigation well gets the water from.

Installing an Irrigation Well

When the irrigation company comes to your property they will first bore a hole into the soil where they are installing the well. This will give them needed information, such as if the soil can support a well. Boring a hole also tells the contractor if there is enough water available in that area for the well to provide your farm with water.

They use a special tool to do soil boring and can bore deep into the earth very easily. They may have to check different areas to find the best spot. These holes are not large and will not be noticeable by anyone.

When they finish with soil boring and found the right spot they will install the irrigation well. Along with the well, the contractor will also install a pump that is used to pump the water from the ground and into your irrigation system. Most irrigation systems will store extra water in a tank to be used later.

Hire a company that will provide you with 24-hour service in case your irrigation well stops working. The last thing you want to have happen is for your crops to die because they do not get enough water.

Talk with a company like Uni Tech Drilling Company Inc. that can install your irrigation well and they can give you much more information about soil boring and installing the well.