The prospect of building your own water well is exciting. You’ll enjoy the freedom of having access to your own source of water, and you’ll benefit from the convenience that a well provides. There’s one important piece of documentation that comes with all new wells, however: the well log. It’s good to know what the well log is and why it’s a helpful resource for you.
A useful record
Well logs are documents that contain all of the important details about your water well. Your log will explain the background of your well and the environment it sits in. Wells are also typically assigned a unique identifying number, which you can find in your well log if you should ever need it. This number should be relatively easy to find—check the top section of your document.
Your well log will contain your name and contact information (or, if you are not the property owner, the name and contact information of that individual) and the name and contact information of the well drilling contractor in Missoula, MT who built your water well.
The log will also show important information related to the construction of the well. This is useful information to have if your well ever happens to require maintenance or repairs. Most of the information you need to pass on to a repair team can be found in your well log, including materials, size, components and other technical information.
Environment and more
Well logs are also useful because they document the geologic features of the surrounding land. You’ll find the material makeup of the earth listed here, layer by layer. This section should also tell you which aquifer provides the source of your water. All of this information is good to have if your well needs to be fixed, or if you experience problems with it for which you can’t identify a source. All of this information can serve as helpful clues for a professional if you need to hire someone for troubleshooting.
Finally, you’ll typically find information about any testing done on your water well in your well log. Your well drilling contractor in Missoula, MT is required to test the performance of the well, and this is more good information to have for future maintenance needs.
Courtesy of your contractor
The best part about your well log is that it will be prepared and provided by your contractor. You can expect to receive a copy of your well log from your contractor when all construction has been completed. The contractor will also submit a copy of the well log to the State of Montana for recordkeeping.
Camp Well Drilling and Pump Service can help you with planning, drilling and compiling a well log for your water well. We’ll take the time to explain the components of your well log and help you understand how to use it when you need repairs or maintenance done. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the process, so contact us today!