Well Drilling Lewis County WA
Providing well drilling & pump services in Lewis County Wa and surrounding counties since 1977.
Olypump is independently owned water well drilling contractor. Our highly qualified and experienced team works closely with you to keep you informed and do the best possible job from start to finish. We are licensed, insured and bonded for your protection.
We specialize in commercial, municipal, irrigation, and residential drilling projects. We have the knowledge and equipment to make sure that each project is approached with professionalism and attention to detail… and that it is done right the first time. We are your one stop shop for all Well Drilling Lewis County Wa needs.
We have different programs in place to make sure that all water wells stay running at their top performance.
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We work very hard to meet time constraints and stay within the budget. Our #1 priority is high quality workmanship. We will go out of our way to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the level of service you receive.
We build lasting relationships by providing dependable and innovative services. We are a company that prides itself on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff available to answer your calls and address any questions and concerns you have. We know that no two wells are exactly alike, that’s why we deliver personal service in order to determine the best system for your needs. Our experienced technicians can diagnose your issue; service and repair pump components, and provide you with a comparable or more efficient replacement system, if necessary.
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Common Well Drilling Questions
How long does it take to drill a water well?
On average a water well can be drilled in 1-3 days depending on the conditions of the ground, weather and water depth.
How deep can a water well be drilled?
Drilling a Water Well for household use will usually range from about 100 feet to 500 feet deep, but... When drilling a new well for your home or business, the depth of the well depends on the geology and underground water levels of the area.
Do you need planning permission to drill a well?
You do not need to get planning permission, or any other form of permission to drill a water supply borehole, as long as the quantity that will be pumped is less than five million litres per day.
How many years does a water well last?
Water wells use pumps that are used to drive water from the ground to your home. These pumps determine the lifespan of your well. Submersible pumps that are commonly used in many wells usually last from eight years to ten years. With proper maintenance and care, the lifespan can be increased to fifteen years.
Can you drink well water?
Most well water is safe to drink, but there can be health risks associated with well water used for drinking. Well water may contain microorganisms and chemicals that could make you sick. ... That means it's up to the well owner to ensure that well water is safe to drink.
Are deeper wells better?
Increases Water Supply: Shallow water wells are less than 50 feet deep. Water at this depth fluctuates more often. By deepening the well, you are creating more storage space for larger volumes of water that spring from underground. Better Water Quality: Shallow wells are more susceptible to surface contamination.
How much does it cost for a new well pump?
An annual inspection should cost $100 to $120. Meanwhile, prepare for a significant cost if you need a new well pump. It costs about $1,000 to replace and install a pump and related components in a shallow-bored well. For a drilled well, the price may approach $2,000, depending on shaft depth and pump horsepower.
How do you know if your well pump is going bad?
- Fluctuations in water pressure throughout the home.
- Strange noises or rapid clicking sounds coming from the tank.
- Spitting faucets.
- Scalding shower water.
- High electric bills.
Why does well water smell?
Generally, a sewage-like or rotten egg odor in your tap water results when sulfur-reducing bacteria grow in your drain, water heater, or well. These bacteria, which use sulfur as an energy source, chemically change natural sulfates in water into hydrogen sulfide-which emits a distinct rotten egg odor.
Call American Pump and Electric for the following well drilling services.
- Residential Water Wells
- Commercial Water Wells
- Agricultural Water Wells
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Common Lewis County WA Well Drilling Questions
Well Information & Resources
We regulate well construction to ensure safe drinking water, protect water resources, and provide minimum standards for the drilling industry. Our work involves:
- Licensing drillers.
- Inspecting well projects.
- Administering enforcement.
- Evaluating and changing regulations through our Well Construction Technical Advisory Group.
We also provide educational resources to property owners who want to drill a new well, maintain a well, or close down (decommission) an unused well.
Well drillers and property owners have the responsibility to ensure safe, legal access to groundwater. Water is not a property right in Washington state. There are many competing uses of water; parts of the state may not have enough water available for new wells or may be closed to future withdrawals.
Find a well report:
The Washington state well report (log) viewer allows you to search for and view detailed records of the construction and subsurface characteristics of individual wells. Well reports also contain information about location, owner name, driller name, and the quantity of water a well produces.
Before you drill!
NEW REQUIREMENTS effective Jan. 19, 2018
Prior to filing a Notice of Intent (NOI) with us, check with your local permitting agency to ensure you are drilling in compliance with new requirements. Some areas may require additional fees or connection to a public water supplier.
- For more information on the new regulations, see streamflow restoration.
A notice of intent is not a permit, certificate, claim, or application for a water right. Filing a notice of intent does not represent approval or permission to use water from a well. Once a well is drilled, water may only be withdrawn if it is legally available. The water also needs to be put to beneficial use to establish a water right.
Before drilling a well, you may need to:
- Submit a notice of intent — You must submit a notice of intent (NOI) to us 72 hours before a well is drilled. Property owners: The required notification process is typically taken care of by a licensed driller.
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- Check water availability in your area — You can determine whether the area where you intend to drill your well is open to withdrawals by reading about water availability in your watershed.
- Determine if you need a water right — If you plan to use more than 5,000 gallons per day or irrigate more than 1/2 acre of land, you need to apply for a water right before you drill.
Also, the water resources explorer web map is a good tool for anyone researching water rights or water right claims, or seeking to obtain a water right in Washington state.
Information for Property Owners:
In addition to the resources listed above, we provide information to property owners who are considering drilling a well, maintaining a well, or permanently closing (decommissioning) an old well.
Important Information for Private Well Owners
Well water testing — Find out how to test your well water.
Well construction guide — Learn about the steps to legally drill a well on your property.Decommissioning wells — Property owners need to work with licensed drillers to properly decommission (close up) abandoned wells. This is particularly important if the well is an environmental, safety, or public health hazard.
Information for Well Drillers:
We license and regulate well drillers and provide continuing education resources.
- The information for well drillers page has more information.
- Look up driller Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
Delegated authority activities and contacts:
Some county health agencies are authorized to inspect well sealing, well identification tagging, and decommissioning work.
- Our annual report about these delegated activities and a list of county contacts can be found on our delegation reports and contacts page.
Laws and Rules:
Our well construction and licensing work is governed by the following laws and rules:
- Chapter 18.104 RCW — Washington Well Construction Act
- Chapter 90.36 RCW — Artesian Wells
- Chapter 90.44 RCW — Regulation of Public Groundwaters
- Chapter 173-160 WAC — Minimum Standards for Construction and Maintenance of Wells
- Chapter 173-162 WAC — Regulation and Licensing of Well Contractors and Operators
Technical Advisory Group:
Our statutes and regulations are developed and revised by the Well Construction Technical Advisory Group (TAG). This is a group of representatives from regulatory agencies and private industries with interests in well construction. Meetings are open to the public.
- You can learn more or apply to join at the Well Construction Technical Advisory Group page.
- Find water well and resource protection well report forms
- Learn about groundwater quality
- Read about water rights
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