08 May 2013

Huge farm irrigation well

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s crop time in Indiana. But how exactly can a farmer water their many acres and acres of land? Think about it, the well has to be able to produce hundreds of gallons of water every day. Want to know the solution? It’s easy, we drill a huge production well!


We just drilled one of these large production wells for a local farmer in Columbus, Indiana. In order to get the amount of water necessary for the farmer to be able to irrigate his fields, we used 12 inch casing to set the well. Average residential wells are 6 inches, so the extra 6 inches in diameter will help produce and store more water.


Before drilling this huge well, we drilled a smaller 5 inch test hole, to determine that the location we had picked was capable of producing the amounts of water necessary for this large irrigation system. Once the test hole was drilled we were certain this was the right spot. As you can see on the picture above, the well is producing hundreds of gallons of water per minute, enough to take care of the farm’s irrigation needs.

Irrigation wells are great, whether you have 100 acres of land, or just a small backyard. By having your own irrigation well, you are able to water your field or backyard without the large water bill. Because irrigation wells are not hooked up to the city grid, you do not have to worry about summertime watering bans.


If you are interested in learning more about C&J’s irrigation wells, give us a call. We will be happy to answer any question you may have!