Shallow Wells

Wells that are less than 50-feet deep and are constructed above the bedrock are called shallow wells. They are also referred to as dug wells, wash wells or gravel wells. Drilling an effective shallow well depends on the soil type and these wells are often surrounded by sandy gravel.

Once a shallow well is dug, a screen is installed at the bottom of the pipe, also called the casing, that holds back the sand or gravel while allowing water to flow through. The diameter of a shallow well is usually between 1¼ inches and 2 inches.

Shallow wells can be used for drinking water or irrigation and often produce a very high yield.
If you are interested in learning more about shallow wells, contact us at 1-800-441-6281.

We provide service to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Southern Maine. We have worked in the following communities;

Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Pelham, Rye, Wilton and Windham, NH Andover, Ashburnham, Carlisle, Concord, Dunstable, Harvard, Lincoln, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford, MA Berwick, Eliot, Kittery and York ME.

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