Water Well Drilling & Pump Installations
North Florida Water Systems Inc. Is The Premier Drilling Company For Water Wells In Florida.
From drilling new wells to upgrading outdated ones, North Florida Water Systems Inc. is your one-stop company for all new well and pump installations in Alachua, Chiefland, Gainesville, Lake City, Newberry, Trenton, Hawthorne, and High Springs. Everything about how we drill is innovative and top of the line. We use a modern rotary drilling rig, rust-resistant PVC well casings, and two-wire well pumps that run reliably during Florida’s rainy season. Our drilling company is committed to providing you with the best water quality available. We install home water treatments, and our owner, Robert L. McMillan, Sr., and his son Robert Jr. oversee the drilling of every new well to ensure it meets our high standards.
Benefits Of Water Wells
A quality well is a valuable asset on your property. If you live outside the service area of a municipal water supply, a well is, literally, a lifeline. When constructed correctly, your well will furnish your family, landscape, and pets or livestock with clean, crisp, and refreshing water for years to come. And when you move, having that functioning well raises your property’s appeal. The cost of installing a well in Florida varies based on the depth of the aquifer and whether you need a hand pump or deep well pump installation. However, when you consider the convenience, taste, and health benefits of clean water, the investment in a new well essentially pays for itself.
Why Choose Our Drilling Company
In the early days, well drilling companies in Florida drilled by driving a steel casing in the ground. Many contractors still use this method, but there’s one problem: steel rusts! No matter how pure is your aquifer, if the well casing rusts and has holes cut in it, your water is at risk for contamination. Common water quality problems in Florida include turbidity (suspended sand or sediment), hydrogen sulfide (organic decay and bacteria), and acidity (corrosion). Over the years, we have seen good well water turned bad because of incorrect well system installations. That’s why we ensure our well construction methods are superior to our competitors’.
Our Well Installation Process
Getting your new well installed starts with making a phone call to North Florida Water Systems Inc. We have convenient locations throughout North Central Florida, and if you’re not sure which is nearest to you, feel free to contact the main office for our drilling company in Gainesville for assistance. Our well system installations involve four stages: permitting, choosing a well location, well construction, and pump installation.
New wells require a permit from the appropriate water management district. We’ll apply for the well permit for you. The information we’ll need includes your:
- Phone number
- Address (mailing and physical)
- Legal description (section, township, and range)
- Parcel number
- Driving directions
Once we receive this information by email, fax, or over the phone, we’ll add you to our drilling schedule. Then on the day the well is to be drilled, we’ll meet you at your property to endorse the contract and determine the proper site for the well.
Making a choice about where to drill a new well takes several types of expertise. First, the well site must be far enough away from utilities, structures, and potential sources of contamination to satisfy the minimum separation distance required by Florida law. But avoiding potential risks, such as septic systems and buried gas or power lines, is only the beginning. The well’s location should also make retrieving water convenient and account for the appearance of the property as well as future construction plans.
How a well gets installed is just as important as where it’s placed. Whether it’s a shallow well or deep well, our experts follow the same efficient construction process. First, we use mud rotary drilling to bore an 8 ½-inch diameter hole down to the aquifer. Next, we set in a 4-inch diameter PVC casing that provides connects the groundwater with the surface. Lastly, we pour Bentonite grout, a natural, chemical-free mixture of clay and water, around the casing to secure it in place and prevent water leaks or well contamination.
The final step is well pump installation. A pump builds pressure inside the casing to cause groundwater to reach the surface. The suction required depends on the well’s depth. Most wells shallower than 25 feet use hand pumps, while deeper wells have well pump motors. At North Florida Water Systems Inc., we use two-wire pumps exclusively because they’re dependable and hold up to lightning storms without electrical shorts. We also provide preventative maintenance and pump repair services.