Water Well Basics

How do I know what my static water level is?
Often times an old well report will have a scribbled static water level on it. Its the level of the water when at rest (not being pumped) and can change from season to season, year to year. Some wells fluctuate more than others and depending on the area, the static level can be similar among neighbors with similar depth wells – but not always. Static water level is used to calculate head for pump sizing so its nice to have. If you have no idea, first look down the well and see if you can see water, if not you can drop a half-filled bottle on a fishing line (or long 500ft measuring tape) and feel when it hits the water. That is you static water level – the number of feet from the surface to the water level.

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