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Old 07-15-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question Average cost of a WATER WELL????

What's the average or observed cost of an 8" 300ft well in S TX sand?

We're re-drilling an existing well to increase the output.....just wanted to check our quote. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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We didn't redrill one, but I have had my pump replaced twice and it was $1800 and $1500 for the pump and control box. I believe it was a 3/4 HP pump. Mine is at 300 feet.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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I thought there was an average cost per foot depending on the diameter.....on a new well what is the average per foot?
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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TTT for more info......
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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don't know about STX, but a buddy just had one drilled for right at $12/foot here in ETX. Lots of iron ore to punch through.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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I was also wondering what the correct size pump is for a 300' well with 8" casing to pump 100+ gpm?
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #7
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Go to the Texas Ground Water Assn. web site and it might answer your questions.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:05 PM   #8
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inlaws drilled one 2 yrs ago in Zavala county that cost about 60 k. They went down almost 3000ft and hit the main water. Well tested at around 500 gpm if my memory is correct.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:14 PM   #9
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I have a 300 foot well with a 2 hp pump and its about 80 gallons a min. B ut I don't know what it would take with 8 pipe.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:23 PM   #10
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inlaws drilled one 2 yrs ago in Zavala county that cost about 60 k. They went down almost 3000ft and hit the main water. Well tested at around 500 gpm if my memory is correct.

Thank goodness our water is up at 300ft.....60k
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #11
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I have a 300 foot well with a 2 hp pump and its about 80 gallons a min. B ut I don't know what it would take with 8 pipe.
What size casing do you have?
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:29 PM   #12
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What size casing do you have?
2 inch ? On the casing, what size pipe are you going with?

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #13
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2 inch ? On the casing, what size pipe are you going with?
It's going from a 4" to an 8" casing.....from a 6" hole to a 10 or 12" outer hole with packing...

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Old 07-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #14
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I have numbers from 13 years ago on 300' of 7-7/8" but that probably won't do you any good.


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Old 07-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #15
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Thank goodness our water is up at 300ft.....60k
They have water shallower but it has a horrible sulphur like smell and taste the livestock won't drink it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #16
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i do this for a living , i wrote over 2 1/2 million dollars in invoices last year , so i know a little bit about this stuff , why 8" casing? , a 12 1/4" hole with 6" sdr-17 casing will give you room for a super gravel pack , there is enough room for you pump and motor , with that kind of volume your pumping level should be fairly high as well , i dont have any charts with me but im gonna say that a 7 1/2 hp pump assy should do what you want , on single phase elec youll need larger pump wire , so that kicks your expense up some
a well as ive described with everything included-drilled,cased completed well , pump, pipe,wire control box , a turn key job , probably from 30.00 to 35.00 per foot , id have to put a pencil to it to be exact , hope this has been helpful
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Thanks Mike....that's exactly what I needed.

We were told we would need to run a 3-phase line in from the highway to run the pump. Is that necessary?
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:10 PM   #18
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nope not at all !! you can go up to a 15 hp motor with 6" casing and still stay single phase
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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inlaws drilled one 2 yrs ago in Zavala county that cost about 60 k. They went down almost 3000ft and hit the main water. Well tested at around 500 gpm if my memory is correct.
Much deeper and your inlaws could have been drawing a monthly royalty check


I have a well in the yard that is 80+' deep that has over 60' of water in it. I need to get a pump set up and a storage tank so I can use it. Don't know if it is drinkable or not but my yard could sure use some help
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #20
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just drilled this week at my house. im in central texas though. 14 $ a foot. went 460 ft + had a 120 gallon tank, 1 1/2 hp pump dropped to 240 ft w/all hooked up to house. turnkey 11,800. break out the checkbook----ouch!
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #21
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They have water shallower but it has a horrible sulphur like smell and taste the livestock won't drink it.

Probably the Carrizo Wilcox water table if it's full of iron and sulfur.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:06 PM   #22
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Anyone drill wells around Burleson county? Needing bids on one soon.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:36 PM   #23
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Anyone drill wells around Burleson county? Needing bids on one soon.


Justin Bilski 979-421-0305

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Old 10-07-2019, 04:59 PM   #24
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$35-40 per foot for a turn key job is pretty average.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:38 AM   #25
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Just got a price for a 300' well in Burnet county and it was right at $15,000 complete.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:56 AM   #26
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Who’s the best operator in SoTX?
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:32 AM   #27
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Whos the best operator in SoTX?


Check out Moys
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:49 AM   #28
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Regardless of cost it will be cheaper than the San Jacinto river authority Government backed monopoly price gouging scheme. Just saying
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:57 AM   #29
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Whos the best operator in SoTX?
Herbolds, Gaydos or Moys.

I paid 28.00 a foot for 6 inch casing and that included 1.5 hp pump, controller and 60 gallon pressure tank. Well is 375' and in the Queen City Aquifer(sand water).

That was 3 years ago, of course everyone was telling me I paid too much.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:03 AM   #30
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Draco who was that from? That’s a good price in Burnet. I have been paying around $18,000 for everything. Wells have been around 340ft though.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:35 PM   #31
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Thanks, Ill give him a call
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:45 PM   #32
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Just got a price for a 300' well in Burnet county and it was right at $15,000 complete.
Care to share who quoted you that price?
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