City Water Well-- Houston, Texas

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  1. Aug 13, 2013 #1

    RossA

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    I would love to have a water well in my backyard for emergencies where the city water isn't operational. I live in the city and they frown upon private wells.
    Water table here is very shallow, probably only 20 feet or so, so drilling shouldn't be difficult, except for the fact that we have very thick, dense clay.
    Any experienced well drillers/installers in Houston who would like to work on a project like this?
    I figure having a hand pump and a separate head with a solar powered electric pump would give me lots of flexibility for emergencies, but then I'm a city boy and wells are new to me.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2013 #2

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    If you're looking for quality water, depending on your terrain, 20' may be a bit shallow.

    There is a member on my Forum who is from SE Texas. He may be close to you. He goes by Texas Wellman. I don't think he posts here, but I'll send him over if I can get his attention.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2013 #3

    waterwelldude

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    As of right now, you can't have a well.
    The Harris and Galveston subsidence says you can't
    Have a well if city water is available.

    If a driller is caught drilling you a well he can face some nasty fines.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2013 #4

    RossA

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    Damn government!
     

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