How deep should a well be for drinking water?

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asked Oct 3, 2019 in Other-Food Drink by RonyMoris (540 points)
How deep should a well be for drinking water?
commented Apr 18, 2023 by xddarkx (300 points)
Great question

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answered Oct 3, 2019 by Grahlu (51,270 points)
A water well that is used for drinking water can be as little as 50 feet to as deep as 1,000 feet and sometimes deeper depending on how far the water is down in the earth.

Most water wells that supply drinking water are drilled to a minimum depth of 100 feet but usually the deeper you go the better off you'll be.

Sometimes a well may be drilled to 100 feet and then eventually the well may need to be dug deeper to reach more water.

The well that I had at my house in the country was 150 feet and it never ran dry and had great drinking water.

For me I would probably drill the well at least 150 feet but sometimes 100 feet is enough and sometimes even 50 feet is enough.

Your local regulations may also factor into the depth of the well for drinking water too but it can vary.
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answered Apr 17, 2023 by Abulaycan (940 points)
I think it's important to do your research and work with experienced professionals to determine the optimal depth for your specific location.
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answered Apr 18, 2023 by xddarkx (300 points)

Great question about well depth for drinking water! The answer really depends on a few factors, like the geology of the area and the water table.
But speaking of drilling, have you heard of the Traveling Block? It's a key component in the drilling process and helps to control the movement of the drill string.
When it comes to drilling for drinking water, it's important to have the right equipment and expertise to ensure the well is properly constructed and safe for use. One thing to keep in mind is that drilling deeper doesn't necessarily mean better water quality. In fact, drilling too deep can sometimes lead to contamination from natural sources like arsenic or fluoride.

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