Our well.....got so expensive we had to stop at 540 feet.
Our well has 210 feet of steel casing. The first 3 casings failed requiring the use of steel. This doubled the price. They hit rock at 210 feet and beyond that there is no casing, thank goodness!
We had a specific budget and had to stop at 540 feet. They capped it and next year we plan on going another 200 feet max. Some wells around here hit good water at 600ish. We may not hit the good water or it may be just 5 feet away from where we stopped. It is a gamble.
They did hit some water, just not enough to run the irrigation. The driller told us that it is enough water to run a typical household but not irrigation sufficiently. We aren't a typical household. They waited a day to come out and clear out. He said that the water came up to 74 feet so we have good storage capacity. Next year we will put a pump on it even if we don't get the irrigation pressure John wants. I plan on running a line to my future artist studio and it would be good water for my future enlarged pond. Well, I guess it is a future pumping well!
In the meantime...the yard is a huge muddy mess.
Would you let your children go out in this?