How do you pick the best location to drill a well on my property? Many factors play a role in deciding on a new well location. Commonly, property setbacks limit us to a drilling location that can accommodate all the equipment necessary to construct a well. We also consider the proximity to utilities in attempt to reduce the installation cost of the pumping system. On a larger parcel, our years of experience helps us to determine the location that has the highest probability of finding water by looking back on other wells we have constructed in that area. The use of geologists and water witches sometimes help customers make a final decision when there are multiple location options.
How familiar are you with the water formations in my area? We have been drilling water wells in the Napa area since the 1940’s giving us the knowledge that is necessary to determine well completion depths and potential yield based on other wells in the area.
Can you drill, install, and maintain my water system? We pride ourselves on the ability to provide our clients with a one stop shop for your water system. From the initial site meeting thru the well construction process and finally the pumping system installation along with any water treatment required. In order to continue supporting the client, we offer 24 hour service of their water system as well as any well remediation such as cleaning and relining.
What should I expect when having you drill my new water well? Drilling a well can be a loud and messy process which generally lasts between 5 and 7 days. It takes a large drilling rig, several pieces of equipment and support vehicles on site to handle fluids and cuttings. Once the well is complete, the site is cleaned up with an emphasis on minimal disturbance of the property.
Do you handle job permitting or do I? In the water well industry, a license to construct water wells is required to pull permit for a new well. We can also pull any permits necessary to complete the pumping system installation.
Can you customize my water system to meet my needs? Yes, no two water systems get used exactly the same way. Our many years of experience has provided us with a wide range of abilities to dial a system so that it functions the way that you desire.
What’s the difference between a conventional waters system and a constant pressure system? A conventional water system requires control valves and often times multiple pressure tanks. A constant pressure system fits into a much smaller footprint and maintains a system pressure with just a few pounds of fluctuation. A constant pressure system, over the last 10-15 years, has become the preferred system for the majority of our clients.
How do I maintain my water system? Water systems require very little maintenance, most often the treatment equipment takes the most attention. Manufacturers of pressure tanks recommend that the air charge is checked on an annual basis. Storage tanks should be drained and cleaned approximately every 3-5 years depending on water quality. A water potability sample should also be drawn every few years to make sure the well is healthy.
How long do water system components normally last? On average, most large components of a water system, such as pumps and motors, last approximately 10-12 years, but many last much longer than that.
McLean & Williams, Inc. Office (707) 255-6450 Fax (707) 255-6489 878 El Centro Ave. Napa, Ca 94558 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE