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Articles and News from the Well Drilling Industry

We stay on top of our industry. From the latest drilling techniques to best practices in commercial and residential well repair, this is the place to learn.

Digging Your Own Well

September 17th, 2021|

Believe it or not, people ask all the time if they can dig their own well. Sure, it sounds easy – we've all seen wells in cartoons, and they [...]

Are Residential Wells Safe?

September 10th, 2021|

Something we hear from people who don't know a lot about private well systems are concerns that wells aren't safe. Old stories of children trapped in uncovered wells come [...]

Why Abandon a Water Well?

August 27th, 2021|

Without any question, water is one of Florida's most precious resources. Everything ties back to our state's water supply. Much of that supply comes from areas of porous minerals [...]

What is Artesian Water?

August 20th, 2021|

You see the phrase all over. There might be fliers in your mailbox advertising subscription to an artesian water source. That bottle of water that's a little more expensive [...]

How to Drill a Well

August 6th, 2021|

Suppose you're one of the millions of homeowners who are now considering hopping onboard the well water wagon. Welcome aboard. We're sure you've got questions. One of the most [...]

Biofouling: What To Do

June 6th, 2021|

One of the most dangerous potential hazards you face as the owner of a private well system is the presence of "iron bacteria", also called iron biofouling. Iron bacteria [...]

Irrigation Well Testing

April 9th, 2021|

In a previous article, we discussed the basics of irrigation wells.  Although an irrigation well is not used for human consumption and therefore a filtration system is not needed [...]

Drought Water Usage

March 19th, 2021|

In Florida, we are pretty fortunate to have consistent rain throughout the year. Especially during the summer, where you can sometimes set your clocks to the afternoon thunderstorms. With [...]

Is Your Lawn Too Dry?

February 26th, 2021|

Although Florida has sufficient and consistent rainfall throughout most of the year, Florida is also prone to drought-like conditions, especially during the winter months.  This can cause problems with [...]

Know Where To Dig For Water

February 19th, 2021|

Many people often wonder, when digging wells, how do we know where to dig for water. Fortunately, technology and people’s understanding of geology has advanced to the point where [...]

Overwatering Your Lawn

January 8th, 2021|

Florida’s nickname as the “Sunshine State” is a misnomer, especially in the spring and summer seasons where you can set your clock by the regular afternoon thunderstorms. Unfortunately, many [...]

What is Water Softening?

December 18th, 2020|

Water softening is the process that removes certain chemicals, such as calcium or magnesium from a water source. It is an important process that has many benefits, including benefits [...]

What Causes Sinkholes?

November 30th, 2020|

A sinkhole is a hole in the ground that is a result of the ground collapsing into itself.  A sinkhole can be a slow gradual process that occurs over [...]

Low Pressure in Wells

November 23rd, 2020|

Many homes in Florida are equipped with a private well system for many reasons.  Although there are many benefits to owning a private well, there are also disadvantages as [...]

How to Purify Well Water

November 3rd, 2020|

Many homes and businesses in Florida get their drinking water from private wells.  However, the state does not regulate private wells like municipal water. This means that for some [...]

Well Rehabilitation: What Is That?

September 24th, 2020|

Well rehabilitation is the process to restore a well from deterioration, abandonment, or decommission to full functionality.  A well is deteriorating when regular maintenance work no longer suffices and [...]

Decommissioning A Well

September 4th, 2020|

Decommissioning a well is an extremely important process. When a well becomes abandoned or no longer needed, it is important to have it decommissioned properly.  Just because a well [...]

Fixing Low Water Pressure

June 26th, 2020|

Low water pressure occurs for a variety of reasons. It’s possible that you’ve expanded the draw on the well without expanding the power of the well. This can occur [...]

Golf Course Irrigation 101

May 15th, 2020|

Essentially every golf course in the world has an advanced irrigation system. These systems add extra water to the course when necessary during times of rain shortage. Most courses [...]

Safety Tips For Your Well

March 30th, 2020|

One of the main focuses for any and all homeowners is the safety of themselves and their families. Which is a completely understandable impulse, but how can homeowners actually [...]

Eco-Friendly Irrigation

January 23rd, 2020|

A majority of water intended for use in irrigation is instead lost to environmental factors. These include issues such as evaporation, windy conditions, bad irrigation system design, poor installation, [...]

Winterizing An Irrigation System

December 30th, 2019|

Maintenance is important in protecting any system in a home: HVAC, plumbing, and yes, irrigation. One of the most important irrigation maintenance tasks is winterizing the irrigation system. Winterization [...]

Water Conditioners 101

December 2nd, 2019|

Water Conditioners are very useful parts of the water system in a home, particularly if the home runs on well water. People that use municipal water are often only [...]

Common Hard Water Problems

November 25th, 2019|

Hard water can lead to a surprising amount of issues. Those who are without softeners may not understand just how detrimental hard water can be. In fact, 80% of [...]

Water & Well Use Fun Facts

November 18th, 2019|

With the rise of metal straws and #SaveTheTurtles it’s safe to say that more Americans than ever are water conscious. This is great news, especially for well owners, as [...]

Florida Well Surveillance Program

November 11th, 2019|

Florida Department of Health is the state of Florida’s public health system. The system covers birth certificates, death certificates, and everything in between. Above all, the department works to [...]

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