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4 Factors that Affect Water Well Construction Costs

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When it comes to water well construction, cost is a significant concern for homeowners – and rightly so.

However, without an in-person consultation at your property, a groundwater well service company can’t tell you how much you’ll need to budget for residential well construction. Several factors affect the overall project cost, and any estimate given before the soil conditions and groundwater supply have been assessed may not be accurate.

Water well construction costs

If you live in Utah or Wyoming, the professional Z-Team contractors can give you a free estimate. Here, we explain the factors that play a role in determining water well construction costs.

Water Well Depth

Depth plays a major role in determining the construction costs for a residential groundwater well, as well drilling contractors charge by the foot. Estimates are based on the average well depth in the region, which may range anywhere from 30 to 200 feet – whatever it takes to reach the aquifer and produce an adequate supply of water.

Well System Components

The components used in constructing a residential groundwater well also affect the total cost. Complete systems include casing material, a pressure tank, a pump, electrical connections, pipes and several other parts. Licensed contractors recommend choosing high-quality components designed to boost system efficiency and longevity.

State Regulations on Well Construction

To safeguard health and protect the groundwater supply, well system construction practices are regulated at the state level. Using certain materials may be prohibited, for example, and the legal code may impose restrictions on the placement of a new residential well – and specific state requirements can certainly affect the overall construction costs.

Additional Water Well Construction Costs

Permits, licenses and water quality testing also add to the costs of constructing a residential groundwater well. And, of course, labor charges are factored in – and these are determined, in part, by the soil conditions. For more challenging installations that require drilling through heavy clay, gravel-filled soil or layers of solid rock, labor comes at higher price.

Interested in finding out how much it will cost to drill a residential groundwater well on your Utah or Wyoming property? For a complimentary, no-pressure consultation and estimate, contact the professional Z-Team contractors at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC.

As a leader in the Intermountain West groundwater well industry for over 30 years, Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC is known for expert workmanship, exceptional customer care and competitive pricing. Our friendly licensed contractors can answer your questions and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on installing a residential well system.

For a free estimate and consultation to discuss water well construction with the Z-Team contractors, contact our Salt Lake City office today.