Woodstock Area Plumbing Services - Well Water SystemsWell Water Systems

Ottauquechee Plumbing & Heating does not get involved in locating or drilling your well. Once the well is in place we then will install the equipment piping to extract the water from the well.

A well is a very important consideration for any home. Please use this information as a guide and contact Ottauquechee Plumbing & Heating if you have any questions or if you now have a well and want to set up the pump and piping.

Ottauquechee Plumbing & Heating can also set up any filtration that mat be necessary and/or any water softener system that may be necessary. We can also set up the home pressure system which is a necessary part of the well water system.


Well Water Guidelines

A house is worth little without an adequate supply of good quality water, which may be found where you had hoped to build the front steps! So it is very important to gain an understanding of the best place locate the well.

First, check to see if your local government requires a well permit prior to doing any drilling. You should also talk with your contractor about legal requirements to insure that the proper permits, if any, are obtained.

When drilling a well, you are exploring to determine the quantity and quality of water available. Totally dry holes are uncommon, but low-yielding wells can be an issue and are more common. Some causes of low yield include a low natural or a seasonal water table, interference with other wells (for example, in a subdivision), and geologic conditions.

If problems arise, the cost to develop a solution will be less if you have only constructed the well. If you have set up other aspects of the home or property before determining the effectiveness of the well then the cost to develop a solution may be higher. Also, if a second well must be drilled, there is more likely sufficient space on the property if the house is not already there.

If you are thinking about purchasing a property in an area where adequate water supply is questioned by your licensed and certified driller, then an option on the property is better, with permission to have a well constructed first.

The type of material beneath the ground surface in your area can tell you how successful you may be in obtaining a suitable water supply from a well. Your local drilling contractor will have experience in the area and should be able to tell you what to expect. Also, you may want to check with your neighbors in the area as they should be able to tell you about quantity and quality.