Well Drilling

Water Well Depth:

How Deep Does a Well Need to Be?
If you need a water well system, one of the first questions you may wonder about what depth the experts will drill the well. There is a lot of technical calculations that go into determining the depth of each well. It is mostly about determining the geology and underground water levels for your area, those are the targets we need to hit in order to find water. Our professionals can talk with you more in depth about your specific needs of your location. Below is an overview of some general requirements to determine well depth.


Water Depth

In the realm of well drilling, the process of tapping into underground water sources requires careful consideration of various geological factors. Central to this endeavor is the extraction of water from underground aquifers, which are essentially reservoirs nestled within the underlying bedrock. Through meticulous drilling techniques, water wells penetrate the bedrock layer, providing access to the precious water that meanders through the natural crevices and fissures. To safeguard the purity of this water supply, a protective casing is meticulously installed within the bedrock, serving as a barrier against potential contaminants such as sediment and surface water. This strategic measure not only preserves the integrity of the water source but also ensures its suitability for consumption and everyday use. While the depth of a water well may vary depending on geological conditions, it typically ranges from 100 to 500 feet, with certain regions necessitating depths exceeding 1000 feet to access the bedrock layer and secure a reliable water supply. Through meticulous planning and precision drilling techniques, our team is committed to delivering efficient and sustainable well drilling solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Water Well Drilling, Missoula

Type of Soil

Maybe the biggest determining factor of the depth of your well is the type of ground and soil you have on your property. A professional well drilling company such as ours will be able to discuss with you the geology of your location and determine the appropriate depth for your new water well system.


How deep the well drilling company must dig for your new well will determine the basic cost of your system, aside from the parts and labor, as most companies charge by the foot. After initial drilling, the company will determine if there is adequate water for your family’s needs. If so, drilling can stop, and the system can be installed. If not, the drilling will continue until a better water source is found.

Water Quality

When undertaking the endeavor of well drilling, it’s essential to account for various factors, including water quality, which is influenced by the unique geology and waterbed characteristics of your area. Typically, the depth of the well correlates with the mineral content present in the water; deeper wells tend to yield water with higher mineral concentrations. However, this shouldn’t deter you from drilling a well, as effective solutions exist to address mineral excesses. Remedial measures like water softener installation can effectively mitigate mineral buildup, ensuring the provision of clean and potable water for your needs.

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