A Comprehensive Guide to Water Well Drilling in Florida: Costs, Depth Considerations, and Benefits

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drill residential water wellPublished on August 2, 2018

Are you tired of the rising costs and chemical-laden city water? Consider drilling a water well in Florida for a cost-effective and sustainable water solution. The cost of drilling a well in Florida varies based on soil composition and depth requirements. Typically, drilling a 100-foot well with installation can range from $5,000 to $8,000, depending on additional components like underground piping and storage tanks.

How Much Does it Cost to Drill a Well in Florida?      

The exact cost of drilling a well depends on the soil and the depth of the well. If the ground is rocky or it has sand, then drilling will require more time and cost more money. The same is true for depth of the well. A well can be as deep as a 1000 feet in Florida, but most wells have a depth of 100 to 400 feet. The more the depth of a well, the more its cost.

Another factor that the cost depends on is the drilling company you choose to drill a well for you. Although you can find plenty of companies that offer cheap drilling rates they often have faulty equipment. A well not drilled efficiently will cause you problems in the future. Don’t just let anyone with drilling equipment make a hole in your backyard. Spend the extra dollars and hire a reputable drilling company to drill a well for you. The well can last a lifetime, and you won’t have to spend more money on it.

The cost of drilling a 100 feet well and installing of the casing and the well cap will be $2,000 to $3,000. Underground piping, well pump (used to bring the water to the surface), and pressurized storage tanks will cost around $2,000 to $5,000. So a 100 feet well in Florida can cost you $5,000 in total.

How Deep Should The Well Be?   

The average depth of wells varies from area to area. In Florida’s coastal regions, wells should be very deep to avoid saltwater intrusion. The depth of the well will also depend on the purpose of the well. If a well is needed only for drinking water, then a well with the depth of only 60 feet will be enough. However, if the water from the well will be used for multiple purposes, then the well needs to be at least a 100 foot deep. In any case, the well should not be shallow otherwise it could dry in the drought season. The well should be deep so it can last a long time and you don’t have to spend money on getting a well drilled again and again.

One last thing to remember when getting a well drilled is that a permit is required to drill a well in Florida and the company you hire to do the drilling should have the permit. Now that you have the essential information, you are all set to get a well drilled in your house and enjoy the fresh and pure water of Florida. If you are wondering why you should drill a well to begin with, following are a few advantages that might convince you enough to get one drilled:

Why Drill a Water Well?      

Here are a few advantages of a water well:

  • Saves Money:

A water well will save all the money you have been wasting on the city water filled with chemicals. You will have to get the well drilled, but that is a one-time cost. Moreover, the maintenance of the well is easy and inexpensive. Your budget will sigh in relief when you save all that money you have been wasting on city water.

  • Fresh Water:

Just like fresh vegetables taste way better than the store bought ones, clean and fresh water is better than tap water. However, fresh water does not only taste better, but it is also good for your health. Fresh water will keep your organs healthy and your skin fresh.

  • Continuous Supply:

A water well offers you a constant supply of water. In cases of emergencies when tap water is not available for a few hours, a well will come to your aid. The water of the well will be available to you 24/7, and you can permanently say goodbye to the city water.

  • Takes Care of All of Your Water Needs:

You can use the fresh water from the well for cooking, drinking, or washing, meeting all your water needs. Well water doesn’t require filtration before drinking and cooking.

  • Irrigation:

You can also use the water from the well for irrigation. Plants watered with fresh water produce the best vegetables!

Drilling a Well in Florida:

Don’t hesitate to drill a well if you live in Florida, as the Floridian Aquifer ranks among the world’s most productive. Before drilling a well in your backyard, familiarize yourself with the process of drilling wells in Florida.

Contact Dick Joyce Wells for all your well drilling needs!


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