Our well is in the ground and we have fresh water at our future homesite!
We hired Willis Drilling and Pump to drill a fresh water well for our
sustainable homestead, and they completed the job last week. It took
the drilling crew 2 days to finish the hole for our well, and a third
visit to set the casing with concrete. After seven hours of constant
drilling, the team hit water at 200 feet. The final depth of our well
is 280 feet, which gives us plenty of leeway to accommodate a drop in
water table levels. The water in this area also exhibits an artesian
quality and it is likely that the static water level of our well is
actually only 100 feet down, but we'll know more when we drop our pump
in a few months. Our water comes from the Coconino Aquifer and though
it has a high concentration of minerals, it is some of the best tasting
water that I've encountered.