Agricultural wells are drilled with irrigation in mind. Generally, the completed well and the borehole are much larger than a domestic well to serve two purposes; a larger pump can be placed in a larger well and a larger borehole provides for a more effective well diameter. Agricultural wells drilled by Kaweah Well Drilling are sealed bottom, gravel pack wells. This type of well provides for the best opportunity to minimize sand production and increase longevity of the pump machinery. We drill a variety of sizes and depths. Please contact our office to find out more information.
Domestic Wells drilled by Kaweah Well Drilling are very much like the agricultural well, sealed bottom and gravel pack to provide for a nice filter pack from sand. They are, however, more shallow and of a smaller diameter. In addition, we seal the top 50’ of the well with a concrete mixture and sanitize the well prior to completion.
Municipal wells are very much a combination of an agricultural well and a domestic well. Municipalities require large volumes of water, much like an agricultural situation. They also require the stringent sanitation similar to that of a domestic well.
The gravel pack of the well is a crucial aspect of a quality water well. While drilling a well the borehole may be 24” while the completed well may be 12”. The six inch annulus space between the earth and the steel casing is filled with gravel. Pea gravel is the usual gravel to use, depending on the formation drilled through and the end use of the well, a different size may be used.
Direct mud rotary is a drilling method Kaweah Well Drilling utilizes. It consists of pumping drilling fluid down through the drill pipe. The drilling fluid lubricates the drill bit and carries the drill cuttings to the top of the borehole where our mud cleaning system separates the cuttings from the drilling fluid and returns it to the pit to be reused.
When it comes to well drilling, tools are everything. We have a large variety of tooling to fit each unique job.
We operate under California well drilling and pump contractor license #826935.
Our pricing is competitive with other drilling contractors that construct similar type wells.
We are local, we’ve been local. We stand behind our work and we are here for you.
Our family has been in the California water industry since the early 1950’s.
We are here to support your vision and your project from start to finish.