Water well

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Postby Aracauna » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:29 pm

Hello everyone and grateful to finally post my query and ask members who may have experience in water wells for help.

We are currently having our reform done near Iznajar and would like to know on average how much the cost would be for a well to be dug per metre? We recently had a quote which seemed ridiculous i.e we think they are trying it on as we are foreigners :roll: . We understand that there are many locals having wells done due to the water problem so there is high demand but the quote requires they dig 100 metres down which seems funny considering the 'source' (pointed by a diviner) is at most only 200 metres from the lake.

We just wanted to verify if anyone has had any experience in this and roughly how much per metre it cost them?

Thanks so much in advance
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Postby jpinks » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:25 pm

Is this a well - as in a brick-lined hole in the ground going down 100metres capable of being used with a rope and bucket arrangement and/or a pump? Or is it a borehole drilled by the machine and lined with metal tubing and the water then pumped out?
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Postby katy » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:28 pm

I think my friend has just paid about 16000 euros including the pump. They also had to have a licence.

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Postby lis48 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:34 pm

I've sent you a pm (in case you miss it as this is your first posting) about a company it might be worth getting in touch with for advice.

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Postby silver » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:51 pm

Before spending any money on a well you must get permission from the water board, especialy as you are so close to a "lake" as there are strick rules regarding wells and you might no be allowed to use the water.
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Postby alisonb » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:10 pm

One of our neighbours had a well dug about 12 months ago - using the BIG borer. It's 160m down, and including the pump and a 1000 litre tank, she paid 6000 euros

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Postby Aracauna » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:53 pm

thanks everyone for their quick replies! The quote for a borer (including licence) does not seem as ridiculous as originally thought :o , similar to the neighbour's well 12 months ago by not including the pump or tank which was extra. We feel much more relieved now in moving forward.
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Postby House in Vejer » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:48 am

We just had a bore hole done. The actual bore cost 48 euros per metre (24 euros for the test). We went down 54m. Total cost 2500 for the well + 900 for pump, switches, cable etc.

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Postby jpinks » Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:14 pm

House in Vejer wrote:We just had a bore hole done. The actual bore cost 48 euros per metre (24 euros for the test). We went down 54m. Total cost 2500 for the well + 900 for pump, switches, cable etc.

As a matter of interest - who did the dowsing for you?
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Postby House in Vejer » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:14 am

We didn´t have any dowsing done. We just relyed on the fact that a neighbour 500m away had one done and hit water and a neighbour on the other side also put in a bore last year and hit water. We took readings with a sat nav of the distance above sea water of the depth of their wells and roughly calculated at what point we should find water. We were two metres out!!!
Though also I think we were lucky. Cos there´s always a story of a neighbour finding water and 50m away there being none!
Out of interest I saw an advert the other day for "Perforaciones dirigidos"
Bore holes that go at an angle towards a known water source (eg a lake)

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Postby jpinks » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:07 pm

"Perforaciones dirigidos" sounds interesting - - any contact information?
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Postby House in Vejer » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:26 pm

Fraid not. I only noticed cos we just had our bore hole done. I think they were a company from Valencia but for some reason were advertising in Barbate!

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Postby frank » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:38 pm

There's some stuff on the net, not sure if it is what you are looking for. They use it a lot for putting cables underneath railway lines etc. You'll need to look under "perforaciones dirigidAs" though (concordancia!)
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Postby jpinks » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:52 am

Thanks Frank. There are none particularly close to me but I'll phone a few and see what they say.
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