1. Do you need a license to drill a well?
Yes. Only licensed well drillers and pump installers can install or service water wells. Webster Well Drilling is licensed in both Wisconsin and Michigan for well drilling and pump installing.
2. Do I need to get a permit before I have my well drilled?
Yes. Permits are required for all new wells constructed. Webster Well Drilling will obtain permits for WI Customers before any work begins.
MI customers will need to contact local Health Departments for needed permits.
3. How do I know how deep my well will be?
Well depths vary throughout northern Wisconsin and the U.P. Geologic formations will determine the depth of the well. With information from the State well data base and from the thousands of wells that Webster Well Drilling has constructed, we can give a fairly accurate account of well depths for your property.
4. Are there water quality issues?
There can be. Many geological formations contain varying levels of iron, magnesium, sulfur odors and ph levels. Water quality can change rapidly from one location to another. The well depth regularly plays an important part in water quality. We are always testing water from different formations during the drilling process. This, along with our drilling experience, gives us the best insight on water quality for your home.
5. I am building a new home. When should I have my well drilled?
Normally, the well is drilled after the foundation work is complete and backfilled. On hard to access properties, we may have to drill the well prior to any excavation. A site visit and floor plan gives us the information we need to properly locate your well. Many times, water lines are installed before backfilling the foundation work, saving time, material and money. Contacting us early in the construction project is advised.
6. I have low pressure now. Will that change?
House water pressure is dependent on the supply (gallons per minute), the pressure setting of the water system and the house plumbing. We design our water systems to overcome problems that may occur in existing homes and businesses. While we can’t change the building plumbing structure, we can add more water volume with higher pressure to the existing water system. Constant pressure systems are also available for new and existing homes.
7. I’m concerned about my water. Can I have it tested? And what do I test it for?
New wells have a bacteria test done on them after they are in operation and have been properly flushed . There are many different tests that can be done on well water but usually there are a couple of “group” tests available depending on customer concern and price. Contact Webster Well Drilling for information on testing.