We are in the middle of getting a new well drilled
. We hired John Sima
from Cheshire. The rig displayed here goes up above the tree tops, and I'm told is one of Sima's smaller rigs.
Don't yet know how far down we have to go before hooking into an acceptable aquifer but we'll find out. A neighbor a quarter mile north had to go down 320 feet but got a good supply.
The yard is in chaos but I don't know how that could have been avoided. Our property is on a series of narrow terraces, and abutted with a 200 ft hight cliff on the eastern side. A road cuts through the property with s concrete and stone retaining wall limited access from the east side of the land. There is, quite literally, only one place where the drilling rig can make it on to the property, and even that location required prep work before the drilling could get started.
The well drilling process
is messy but as long as we get the desired result, namely a fresh continuous flow of water, I'll be happy.
When the project is completed, we'll have two working wells; the shallow dug well [that is no deeper than 11 feet
] and the drilled well. Both shall be hooked up together but will be able to be run separately. We'll likely use the dug well for yard and garden needs.
Labels: home life, water, water supply, well drilling