One of the big issues we are having to deal with is having a water well put in at the homestead. To have one professionally drilled is going to cost at least $5,000. That $5k number is a low ball estimate. If the driller has any issues then the price could easily go to $6,000 or $7,000.
Another option is to drill the well ourselves.
Then comes the question if we want a submersible pump, air pump, or some kind of lift pump that pulls the water to the surface.
Submersible pumps can be expensive, and they do not work without electricity.
Using air to pump water out of the well is cost effective, and it works without electricity. If you “had” to, a bicycle air pump could be used to push water out of the well, or even a 12 volt car/truck air pump. In a worse case situation use a 12 volt battery and a 12 volt air pump to pump water out of the well.
The typical water well that most people think of has lift limitations as in it can not lift water past a certain depth, and it does not work without electricity.
I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. My wife and I want to move in April 2013, but having a water well drilled could put us back another 5 – 6 months. So what do we do?
We improvise and overcome.
With help from www.drillyourownwell.com I think my wife and I are going to drill our own well to get us moved.