Anyone familiar with well water?


We have had problems with our well and need a new well.How long does it take to put one in and when can we use it? We have no water ie: shower,sink,toilet. Thank you for your time.
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Depending on your geographic location a well can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Why are you concerned with "how long"? How do you know you need a new well? There are many parts to a well system other than the hole in the ground. "We have no water" could be caused by a lot of things and all but one of them cost a lot less than a new well.
Bob Wheatley
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If you have a storage tank with your well, you could always get water trucked in for a couple of weeks. Might be a little expensive compared to what you are used to but it beats living in a motel.
If your well is dry, collapsed or contaminated you will have to drill a new one but if the pump or any component has failed, it may be much less traumatic. If you have to drill a new one it depends on depth, ground composition and how many contractors are in your area to compete for your business. You can use the well water as soon as the sediment clears and that depends on the conditions in the hole.
Drilling a new well might subject you to newer plumbing codes and the resulting new system may be considerably more than what you had. Check with your city inspectors along the way to verify the location and equipment are allright.

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Thank you all for your replies:We had 3 contracters come out today and yes we need a whole new well.The pump is in the house(basement)it is the orignal one '73.I am at my wits end not having any water.It is quite pricey too.
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the person to call is a well driller, not a contractor.

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