Water well drilling costs
If you don’t already have an operational well on your property, you’ll need to stump up a considerable amount of cash to have a borehole drilled and a well installed.
Depending on the depth of groundwater and the type of rock underneath your land, tapping into a water source can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $11,500.
The major reason behind such a wide range of prices is that drilling companies charge around $30 per foot drilled, and the depth of privates can vary enormously.
Beyond the costs of drilling, companies will also charge for trenching the pipeline and casing your well. If your bedrock is hard, they’ll likely need to use multiple drill bits, which will bump up your bill.
If you’re lucky enough to live on property with an artesian well, then your water may possess enough natural pressure to rise to the surface without electrical pumping. Most people, however, will also need to fork out for a good quality well pump.
If you have the equipment and know-how, it is possible to perform some or all of a well-drilling project by yourself, thereby cutting out extra labor costs.