FAQs & Resources

#1. Once I determine I need a well, what is my first step?

The first step is to contact your County Environmental Health Department and tell them that you are in need of having a well drilled and would like to apply for a permit for a well installation. They will then advise you of the proper steps to obtain the permit which will include completing an application and payment. They will then arrange a site visit to determine possible location of your well. One thing to remember is that you can have your well located where you chose, as long as you meet any state set backs and requirements. You can then call us to come out and meet with you and inspect the site.

#2. How do I know which well driller to choose?

Much in the same way you would choose a doctor or dentist. By asking lots of questions and looking for concrete answers. What does this contractor offer that others do not? It could be experience, the proper equipment or the materials they use. Don’t hire a well driller only because they gave you the cheapest estimate. Remember, if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Since this may be the only well you drill in your lifetime be sure that you get the well that you want rather than seeking out a “bargain” that could cause a lifetime of headaches.

#3. Can I be assured of having a certain quality or quantity of water?

Unfortunately, there is no way to determine either the quality or quantity of water before a well is drilled. Once your well has been constructed you will know the amount of water that your well is producing, but not the quality until it is tested. The state of North Carolina has adopted water testing regulations which require testing of new wells by county Health Departments.