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Are irrigation wells worth it?

Absolutely! Irrigation wells are an invaluable asset to have on a farm as they give you control over when and how much water your crops receive, regardless of drought. This means you can maximize yields and conserve precious water resources at the same time. They may involve an initial investment, but their long-term benefits are well worth it in terms of both cost savings and increased crop yields.  It is especially valuable in California, we the extreme drought happening throughout the state.  In addition, having access to your own reliable source of water is more energy efficient than relying solely on city delivery services or drought restrictions, making it a great option for those looking to make the most out of their limited resources. All in all, irrigation wells are definitely worth considering if you’re a California farmer looking for ways to make farming easier, greener and more profitable!  The ROI in this investment could mean profit or loss for your farming operation.

How deep should a well be for irrigation?

The depth of an irrigation well for your farm should be determined by a variety of factors, such as the type of soil you have and how much water you need, geological area, drought & rainfall conditions, and historically drilled well data.  Generally, the deeper you can go, the more reliable your well will be. However, some wells may only need to be 8-10 feet deep in order to reach an adequate supply of groundwater.  It really depends on the area as there is no one cookie cutter solution. Consult with your local water well drilling company to maximize your chance of success.  They will determine the depth of well you need and how much water is needed for your irrigation needs.

How long do irrigation wells last?

Irrigation wells can last anywhere from 25 years to 100 years or more if they are properly maintained and taken care of.  Neglect the wells maintenance and it won’t last long.  Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the well and checking for corrosion or other signs of damage, is essential in ensuring that your irrigation well lasts for many decades to come. If you take proper care of your irrigation well, it should last for many years, providing you with a reliable source of water for your crops and conserving precious resources at the same time.  The longer you maintain your well the better investment and the more you get out of it.

What does an irrigation well look like?

An irrigation well typically consists of a drilled hole in the ground that is fitted with a casing, which can range in size depending on how much water is needed.  Usually, it is a couple of feet high pipes out of the ground.  The well then needs to be connected to pumps and other equipment in order to draw the groundwater from the well and pump it into the nearby irrigation system.  Depending on your local regulations, you may also need to install a water filter or other safety measures to ensure the groundwater is safe and clean.

On the surface, an irrigation well may appear as a simple metal pipe sticking out of the ground, but it’s actually a complex system that provides access to one of our most precious resources for your farm, house, or business.

Can you drink from an irrigation well?

In general, it is not recommended to drink water directly from an irrigation well. This is because most irrigation wells are drilled through the ground in order to access groundwater and therefore may be contaminated with bacteria or other pollutants that could make you sick.

Additionally, some pesticides and fertilizers used on crops can seep into the groundwater over time, making it even more risky to drink directly from an irrigation well. That said, if you’re in a position where you have no other drinking water source, it may be possible to make the water safe for consumption by installing a filtration system or distillation unit.

Most irrigation systems should have filter installed with an irrigation well to keep the irrigation system clean and free from particles entering the components.

In general, it is best to stick with using your irrigation well solely for agricultural purposes.  Unless you have the right filter installed for personal consumption uses. 

In conclusion, an irrigation well is a great option for California farmers looking to make their farming operations more sustainable and profitable. Not only will it help you conserve water resources, but it will also give you more control over when and how much water your crops receive. Plus, with proper maintenance and care, an irrigation well can last for decades, making it a great long-term investment. So if you’re looking to take advantage of the dry California climate and maximize your yields, an irrigation well may be just a fantastic investment for your farm.

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