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Old 09-06-2018, 01:35 PM   #1
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Got this estimate for a water well...Does this seem bout right ? Curious if it is low/high...or average.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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I am not in the Hill Country but I had one drilled last year 410 feet. Cost me a little over $10,000.

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:02 PM   #3
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Drilled one in oatmeal ( rocky as hell) a few years ago 600ft with a 2500 gal holding tank. Between 15-16k if I remember correctly.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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Right at what I paid. Depth is within 10 feet of mine. Between Bertram and burnet.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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Seems about right for the area.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:16 PM   #6
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After seeing yours I’m glad mine was only right at 6k for everything. Granted we only had to go 50 to water and total depth of 177.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:20 PM   #7
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Just bought that pump and that is a extremely high price I know he needs to make money but he is not going to pull the pump for free and replace if it fails will he ? I paid right at 1000 for that pump .

again twice cost of the protection for pump.. You might want to ask him if you can supply the a few things or lower his price in the real world .

I own a small business yes we have to make money but not that way ,

pump wire 500 feet 10/3 with ground from Home depot 550 online like amazon 450 for 500 feet .

tank is at least 100-150 over retail as well . Might not seem like much but there is way too much padded into that build .


You might want to look into this . have him punch the hole , you buy pump wire and hose drop it your self have a guy wire it . This product is used for wells all the time

http://hosesolutions.com/flexible-drop-pipe/ You will have to call for that depth .

Just saying if you want to reduce the cost ask the guy , prices on products are over the top if you ask me . But just my opinion

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:26 PM   #8
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Had one drilled 2 years ago to 768ft for 17k. Leon County
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:26 PM   #9
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at my house I have a 3 HP pump...probably do the same again.

this is not at my house, this is a quote from a drilling firm for some land we are looking at in Burnet county. I haven't looked at water well prices in eons... some of the things I thought were a bit high, some I did not know.

thanx for the replies folks.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:26 PM   #10
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A well in Salado is $30k
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:44 PM   #11
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Probably so for that area. It would be half that in East Texas.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #12
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Probably so for that area. It would be half that in East Texas.
$19k-$21k in Athens are. Neighbors had 2 done last year. I went to get one and said heck no after finding out price!
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:10 PM   #13
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$19k-$21k in Athens are. Neighbors had 2 done last year. I went to get one and said heck no after finding out price!
That's crazy. They are only 6-7k down here. My sister just had one done and it was a 4" well.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:12 PM   #14
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If they drill a 6” hole its not legal. But tons of them do
They drill 8” the top 20 ft so it looks right

He has 8”&6” on the quote
Ur bore diameter has to be 3” larger than casing size
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:28 PM   #15
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looks like a quote I got 3 yrs ago in j wells cnty looks fair
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:35 PM   #16
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my neighbor had one done last year and paid $28k for one at 465 ft. That's why i'm running on rainwater for now.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #17
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I paid $20k in Tarpley for 550 feet
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:11 PM   #18
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$19k-$21k in Athens are. Neighbors had 2 done last year. I went to get one and said heck no after finding out price!
Chambers and Phillips in Canton did mine last year for $10,000 here in Fruitvale. I can't believe that they would not do one in Athens.

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Old 09-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #19
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geez, prices seem to be pretty high. Maybe I ought just do a storage tank/booster pump and have it filled up periodically.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:40 PM   #20
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Had one drilled in east TX (Cherokee Co) 365 feet about 10 years ago. Was $10,500 total for well, pump, and tank. So I would say your bid is fair.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:59 PM   #21
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My quote for here in DFW is $23k for 680'
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:13 AM   #22
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That's a pretty good price David. I've been checking myself and have been seeing closer to 15. Burnet county is making the drillers register the wells now and even inspecting some of them. I think they voted to become a water district.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:59 AM   #23
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$45 a ft up here in Grayson county for someone reputable
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:07 AM   #24
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Western water wells in burnet is currently drill my well. 300' deep, with an estimate of 9500$.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:37 AM   #25
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I paid 21/ft
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:18 AM   #26
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I priced one off of HWY 12 between San Marcos and Wimberley. They quoted me 21k with a holding tank.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:30 AM   #27
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$45 a ft up here in Grayson county for someone reputable
I would assume this is the turnkey price with water flowing?
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #28
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17k 540ft well in bulverde

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:52 AM   #29
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Not to hijack the thread, but it is on the same subject. Before drilling a well have any of you had a Hydrogeology report or survey done? This is a question the GF and I were thinking about when looking at properties knowing we would have to drill a well.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:02 AM   #30
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Looks right, I had one drilled 560 feet almost 2 years ago... I would need to look at the receipt again but somewhere around 15 to 17k I think. Too much has gone on since then but your offer looks fair
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:48 AM   #31
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I had a well dug 3 years ago, 800 feet, steel casing and aluminum screen, 5 HP pump, 30K, by the time I had storage tank and irrigation pump installed I was at 40K, well makes 15 gallons a minute, I have about 2 acres of St Augustine that likes water.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:52 AM   #32
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Chambers and Phillips in Canton did mine last year for $10,000 here in Fruitvale. I can't believe that they would not do one in Athens.

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They quoted me $23k for a 980' well in Smith County in 2012.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:12 AM   #33
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mine was a bit more... i would be suprised if you get good water at that depth..
mine was nearly 700 to trinity and im just around the corner from you
They usually quote that depth then "end up" needing to go deeper for better water.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:23 AM   #34
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Had one drilled in Springtown 2.5 years ago, 347' = $8878.50 total
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:48 AM   #35
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That is about what I paid a year ago for a 280' well turn key in Houston County. Got really good water and plenty of it.
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