Importance of water in people’s lives cannot be emphasized enough, and wells on the other hand, are often the only source of water in rural and urban areas. Wells provide a secure water supply for people’s consumption, daily chores, irrigation, and all other industries. For many centuries, the practice of digging wells has been a fundamental part of a community’s way of living. But, with the advancement of technology, manual digging of wells for water supply has become a thing in the past.
Equipment for Well Drilling
Drilling equipment that are most commonly used in wells are the rotary and cable tool. While cable tool rig comes only with one type, rotary rigs have many variations. If you are drilling on heavy rock formations such as caverns and large cracks, it is best to use the cable tool.
With the depths of which you are boring, the workload can be very laborious and time-consuming. However, the job is so much easier with the help of huge drilling machines, drilling holes that are about eighteen to twenty-four inches in circumference.
Cable tool rigs offer many benefits in comparison to the rotary method, as there remains no possibility for producing the plugging with the drilling mud. The cable tool rig is more convenient and easier to set up, requiring less water than the rotary rig. These machines are also less costly, and it is possible for only two people to operate it.
Other parts of the well drilling rig are the casing, screen, boreholes, well seal, filter pack, packer, and grout. All of these components are necessary to ensure better rehabilitation for the water well and help make it last longer.
Technological Benefits of Drilling Rigs
Today, you’ll find all sorts of drilling machineries from gigantic drilling rigs to compact mobile ones. Driven wells have replaced dug wells. Drilling wells now a days require sophisticated drilling machines. With drill rigs, boring thousands of feet has become too easy and much faster compared to manual digging. After which a pump is placed at the bottom of the well, and then water is pumped up to the surface of the earth.
With these modern machines, getting a stable water supply for the residents and industries has become efficient. Communities with limited supply of water can benefit from well drilling, eliminating the problem of water shortage with the use of drilling equipment.
Before you start drilling, make sure that you get permission from the government. This is necessary because not all areas are suitable for drilling. Examples of areas where drilling in inappropriate are land that were exposed or are near factories or industries dealing with chemicals and toxic wastes, which may lead to water contamination.