Don't Let Freezing Temperatures Get In The Way Of Drilling A Well
If you are interested in installing a well on your property, you might assume that you will have to wait until the weather warms up. It might not seem possible to have a water well drilled when it's freezing cold outside, but the truth is that you can have a water well drilled at any time of the year. These are a few reasons why it won't be a problem.
Water Well Drilling Equipment Can Drill Right Through Ice
One thing that you might be concerned about is that the equipment that is used to drill a water well will not be able to be used to drill through ice. However, this should be the least of your concerns. Even if it seems like the ground on your property is frozen solid, this is probably only the case at the top layer of the ground. The equipment that is used to drill water wells is capable of drilling through rock and other materials, so it will be able to get through ice without a problem.
The Water Will Not Be Frozen
Another thing that you might be worried about is that the groundwater might be frozen. Basically, you might be afraid that you won't be able to enjoy any water from your new water well until it warms up. However, this simply isn't the case. Otherwise, the countless people in the United States and elsewhere in the world who rely on a water well for their family's water supply wouldn't be able to enjoy water during the winter months.
The groundwater is protected and insulated by the ground above it, which means that it's actually warm enough that it will not freeze, even though it might be super-cold. The only time that you have to worry about the water freezing is when it reaches your cold pipes, since cold metal pipes can bring already-cold water below freezing temperatures. Luckily, this shouldn't be a concern as long as you have your pipes insulated before you start using your water well, which is a good idea even if you use a different water source, such as water that is provided by your city or county.
As you can see, there is really no reason to wait until the temperatures are warmer before having a water well installed on your property. If you're interested in a water well, hiring a water well drilling company like Hudson Valley Drilling now rather than later is a good idea, no matter how cold it might be outside.