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Water well drilling.
Suburban Well has been installing water wells since 1940. Whether your well is for a new home or for replacement of a failed well we have the expertise to install your new water well correctly and up to code. Our drillers are state licensed and fully insured. Permits must be acquired from your local health department for all new wells and a well sealing permit must be obtained to seal any abandoned or failed well. Some factors to be considered when applying for a permit are the location of the new well for future servicing and the size and type of casing. Suburban Well can install your well using American made ASTM A53 steel casing or schedule 80 PVC well casing and if required we can drill to a depth of 900’. There are legal minimum distances that must be maintained from sources of potential contamination. We can assist you with the permit process.
• Drilling a well deeper.
If you have lower water pressure than usual or if you continually run out of water, these can be signs of a well going dry. If it can be determined that a well is failing, the solution may be to drill deeper. Not all wells can be redrilled to a deeper aquifer. For example, if you know your well has a well screen or if it is terminated in an unconsolidated formation (sand or gravel) it cannot be drilled deeper. Some important information required is how deep is the well, how deep is the pump set in the well, is the pump on the bottom of the well and what size well casing do you have are all crucial pieces of information. If the well can be deepened, in most situations, it will be at a lower cost with less cleanup than drilling a new well. The county permit process is still a requirement.
• Well Cleaning and Rehabilitation.
If you are experiencing odors, tastes and sediments that were not present in the past, your well may need to be cleaned. The process of cleaning your well may vary from simply chlorinating your well and running water out a hose to a more extensive chemical treatment. Some wells can be cleaned by injecting high pressure air which forces the water out the top of the well and purging the well of sediments and loose debris. Reaming the well with a drilling machine can remove mineral scale that may not be removed buy other methods. Care must be taken with any method.
• Well abandonment.
The Illinois well code requires that a well that is to be abandoned must be sealed within thirty days. The procedure to seal a well requires pulling and removing any pump, pipe or pump cable from the well. Recording the depth and diameter and then, with an inspector from the local health department present, seal the well with bentonite chips or bentonite grout. Chips may be used if the well is clear of obstructions. Bentonite grout would be used if the well is NOT clear of obstructions. A well sealing permit is required.
• Geo-thermal open loop wells.
Suburban Well can install open loop supply and recovery wells up to 8” for geo-thermal heating and cooling applications.