Well Drilling FAQs

Well drilling is the process of drilling a hole in the ground for the extraction of natural groundwater. Other reasons to dig a well may be to extract natural gas, brine or even petroleum.

What is a Water Well?

A water well is an excavation or above-ground structure created by boring or drilling to access fresh groundwater throughout underground aquifers. Water from the well is eventually drawn up by a pump or using containers which may be raised mechanically.

Do wells go dry?

Yes, wells can eventually dry up – although it does not happen very often. If your Northern California water well isn’t performing up to your standards, the problem could be as simple as a clogged screen. If needed, Watson Well can drill deeper into your water well in order to reach additional groundwater for your needs.

How much does it cost to service a well?

Annual well inspection costs are much cheaper when done by experienced drilling professionals. If the time comes for a new well pump, give Watson Well a call to learn if a replacement pump is really necessary. For a freshly drilled well, we’d love the opportunity to help educate you on the smartest solutions for your open land, vineyards or orchard.

What is Water Well Rehabilitation?

Water well rehabilitation refers to taking steps to correct an issue in a water well, such as low flow or no flow at all. Well servicing from Watson Well can help to maximize the flow of water coming from your well.

How do I learn about water well drilling near me?

For homeowners and commercial properties in Humboldt County and beyond, contact Watson Well in Eureka, CA to find out the best solutions for your well. No matter the size of your property or crop, we’re confident in helping you collect the water you need.

What is Well Production Testing?

Regular testing of your well production is essential to knowing the productivity levels of your well. Production testing can be performed in an open hole (similar to Drill Stem Testing) and can prove invaluable in making comprehensive decisions to help improve production levels.

How do you know where to drill for water?

Finding clean groundwater is much more than drilling holes in the ground and hoping to strike blue. Over the years, Watson Well has perfected well drilling techniques such as research, land surveying and video inspections to name a few. And we always strive to drill in the safest and most convenient locations for your well water needs.