Frequently Asked Questions



What if I’m not getting enough water?
There are several options available to you if your well is not producing enough water for your everyday use. They include deepening your existing well, installing a reservoir system, and/or hydro-fracturing.

Hydro-fracturing is a relatively new process that is becoming a very popular option for those who struggle with a low yielding well. Hydro-Fracturing is defined as pumping highly pressurized water down the well in an attempt to crack the rock formation inside and adjacent to the well. The fractures that occur in the well clear obstructions that may have previously been blocking veins of water from reaching the well.

How deep does my well need to be?
“How deep will the well be?” is a common question before drilling a well. Just a few of the factors that will influence the answer are: seasonal rise and fall of the water table; surface contamination risks; low yielding rock formations; regulations and building code requirements.

If we have drilled several wells in the nearby area, we may be able to estimate the approximate depth where water will be encountered, but it will always be an estimate. The exact depth needed to develop the required well yield cannot be determined accurately prior to drilling.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, most wells for household use are in the 100-500 foot deep range; a few are over 1,000 feet. The median depth of bedrock wells in New Hampshire is approximately 295 feet.