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How a water well and pumping system work
Water from artesian rock wells comes from surface water that has percolated deep down into fissures in the bedrock, purifying itself as it travels through the topsoil, boulders, sand, silt and glacial material. A Ground
Water Systems / GWS, Inc. drilled well is sealed to protect your well from surface contaminants that could otherwise enter your water system. These contaminants include such things as waste from farm and domestic animals, leach fields, fuel oil, surface water, chemicals and road salt.
We also provide a 5-year warranty on pumps and pressure tanks as well as a 1-year "turn-key" warranty on all parts and workmanship.
Click here to see a cross-sectional view of a well and pumping system.
Location of the well:
Numerous factors affect location and the cost of a water well. These factors include geological conditions, topography, location of driveways and other structures, plus local, state and federal regulations. Ground Water Systems / GWS, Inc. are a second-generation company formed in 1948. Because we have drilled so many wells in Colorado, we have an enormous amount of data plus the intuitive experience to help locate your well on your property to maximize its delivery of water to your home or business.
Basically there are four important considerations for picking a water well site:
- Well permit for well location
- Where there is groundwater
- Away from sources of contamination
- Convenient to power and the building being supplied water
- Accessible for drilling and pump installation
Correct water well design and casing installation is important to protect against contamination risks. Old and abandoned wells can pose particular risks and such wells must always be decommissioned and sealed by a professional.
Efficient drilling Hydro Fracturing
Ground Water Systems/GWS, Inc. use modern, powerful pneumatic hammer drilling equipment while at the same time injecting water to keep the well bore clear of dry drill cuttings that can seal off each water vein in the well bore. We spend as much time as needed during the drilling process of your water well to provide clean water. As a result there is no need to cleanup the well with your new pump to get rid of drill cuttings, which can damage your new pump.
Getting water from bedrock is accomplished by creating fractures in the bedrock. Our standard equipment delivers up to 350 lbs/in fracturing power. This will normally yield sufficient water yields. However, when it's necessary to increase water yields, a technique called Hydro Fracturing is employed which delivers up to 2,000 lbs/in pressure. This opens and cleans deposits from existing fissures and creates larger fractures in the bedrock to increase water flow into the well.