Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of drilling a well?
What is the average depth of a well?
How far does my well need to be from my house? Septic tank? Drain field?
Will you always find water?
What do I do if I run out of water?
Is my well guaranteed to be the same depth as my neighbors?
At what point do I need to schedule my well when building a home?
I have an odor to my water. What could it be?
How can I prevent my well from becoming contaminated?
How is a well tested to insure safe drinking water?
What is the DNR Arsenic Advisory Area?

What is the average cost of a well?
The cost of drilling a well varies between areas because prices are based by the foot. For a free estimate on drilling a well in your area, call us at (920)434-2969.
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What is the average depth of a well?
The average depth of a well varies depending on area. We have drilled wells ranging from 80 feet to 1100 feet! The average depth of a well will usually range between 160 and 280 feet.
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How far does my well need to be from my house? Septic tank? Drain field?
The state of Wisconsin mandates that a well must be 8 feet from the drain tile of a house, 25 feet from a septic tank, and 50 feet from a drain field.
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Will you always find water?
Yes. We are quite fortunate in Northeastern Wisconsin of always obtaining water.
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What do I do if I run out of water?
If you run out of water, chances are that there is a problem with your pump. The water level may have dropped below the pump level or the pump motor may have burned out. Call us at (920)434-2969 and we will be more than happy to solve your problem.
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Is my well guaranteed to be the same depth as my neighbors?
Generally wells run the same depth in a given area. Unfortunately with mother nature there are no guarantees and well depth may vary significantly between neighbors because of the way aquifers run below the earth's surface.
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At what point do I need to schedule my well when building a home?
A well is usually drilled some time after the basement has been back filled. It is important to have the well drilled before any plaster or brick is installed because the masons will need water. We usually have about a 3 week backlog of wells so it is important to plan according and allow enough time.
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I have an odor to my water. What could it be?
An odor in water can be caused by various reasons. A few reasons may be a ruptured bladder in your pressure tank, a smell given off by the anode rod in your hot water heater, iron bacteria in the well, or stagnant water from lack of well use. For information on fixing any of these problems, call us at (920)434-2969.
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How can I prevent my well from getting contaminated?
It is important to never remove the cap of your well unless instructed to by a state licensed well driller or pump installer. Removal of the cap allows for direct access to the water aquifer and contamination can occur.
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How is a well tested to insure safe drinking water?
A well can be tested for safety by taking a water sample. The water sample is tested for coliform bacteria. Although coliform is not harmful in itself, it is an indication that other harmful bacteria may be present in the water. For information on taking a water sample or chlorinating your well to kill any bacteria, call us at (920)434-2969.
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What is the DNR Arsenic Advisory Area?
The DNR Arsenic Advisory Area includes all of Outagamie and Winnebago counties. Wells in these areas must be constructed differently than other wells in order to prevent the spread of arsenic contamination. Casing requirements are based on specific areas and can vary greatly. For information on requirements in your area, call us at (920)434-2969.
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For information about drilling a well or to receive a free estimate, contact us today at (920)434-2969.

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Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling, Inc.
1267 Lakeview Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313
Phone (920)434-2969 • Fax (920)434-8575
www.vdydrilling.com

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