Residential Well Construction

Felder Water Well - Water Well & Pump Service

Residential Well Construction

At Felder Water Well, we recommend 4” PVC wells for our residential customers. We no longer drill 2” wells because time and experience have proven that they are not cost efficient and the associated equipment requires more maintenance.  

Drilling a residential well typically takes 1-2 days, depending on weather and well depth. One of our drilling crews will construct the well and an installation crew will come afterward to install the pump, tank and start up the system. Power is not required to drill the well, but we will need power in order to start up the well and test the pump and associated equipment.

Our goal is to maximize the productivity out of each well. This requires extensive drilling experience and knowledge of the geology, the aquifer and soil types. There are also important mechanical techniques and requirements to maximize the efficiency of the borehole for water production. 

Regardless of depth, our drilling experts follow the same efficient construction process. We use mud rotary to drill down to the water strata. We then set 4” diameter PVC casing, cementing around the full length of the casing as per the Halliburton method to secure it in place and prevent contamination or commingling of groundwater strata as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.  After the cement has set, we drill out the cement plug and install properly sized screen for maximum production.

We can provide a same day quote for a residential well.  All we need is the address or general location and any additional water requirements you might need, i.e. pool, pond, livestock etc.

Before we can drill, each new well requires a permit or registration from the appropriate water conservation district. Once you approve your quote, we will obtain this permit for you at no charge.

One of our drilling experts will meet with you to determine where the well can be located. The well site must be clear of utilities, structures and potential contamination sources to satisfy distance requirements. The law currently specifies that a well must be at least 5 feet from property lines and maintain a distance of 50 feet from any septic systems.  TDLR requires cementing utilizing the Halliburton cementing method to prevent contamination or commingling of water strata.

We exclusively use submersible pumps for domestic water systems. Submersible pumps consist of an electric motor that is bolted to a pump end. Each pump end has its own specifications for usage depending on production and pressure requirements of the well. By examining pump curves and total dynamic head graphs, we will determine which submersible pump is right for your well.

We typically install galvanized steel pressure tanks in most domestic water systems. We also have glass lined tanks, fiberglass tanks and bladder tanks. Fiberglass tanks are recommended for wells located near the beach or areas near brackish water. We recommend bladder tanks for wells used for livestock etc. The pressure tank enhances the performance of your pump. Your pump is designed to cycle and the pressure tank helps keep this in balance. These tanks require a balance of half water, half air (60 PSI).

Our residential wells are guaranteed for one year against defects in workmanship or materials.

Warranty is limited to repair or replacement of systems and parts installed by Felder Water Well.

Warranty does not cover damages caused by weather, electrical issues, accidental damage, tampering or vandalism.

Warranty does not cover water quality. We can only find the water, Mother Nature determines the quality.

A water well is a valuable asset for your property and a long-term investment that will save you time and money.