Well drilling in Black Forest is accomplished by professional well drilling companies. Licensed well drillers are listed at Colorado Division of Water Resources. Contact a well driller well before you begin building to coordinate the timing and placement of the well and buildings. A driller may even provide help with getting your well permit. Note that well drillers may not be able to start a new well for several weeks after you sign a contract.
Wells for residential use on a lot less than 35 acres are given household permits. That permit allows water use within the house only – no outside irrigation or livestock watering. Lots that are 35 acres or more qualify for a domestic well permit that supports up to three dwellings, livestock watering and irrigation up to one acre foot of water per year. The maximum amount of water you can pump is limited to 15 gallons per minute.
Wells in Black Forest are usually drilled into the lower Dawson aquifer. The cost is about $15,000 if the well is less than 500 feet deep. Wells are drilled to about 400 feet to be unlikely to run out of water.
Drilling Deeper When a Well Runs Dry
It is possible for a well to stop pumping because it runs out of water. This occurs more often with wells drilled into alluvial aquifers, which are very shallow. In old wells, the well casing can collapse even if there is sufficient water. In either case, the well may qualify to be re-drilled.
No Natural Resource Has Greater Significance For The Future Than Water