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Well Permit Fees & Time Frame To Receive A Well Permit

The time frame to obtain a well permit is more than double at this time. The process is taking approximately 3 to 5 weeks for a well permit application to be received, reviewed and accepted.  In the past, the whole

Posted in Well Permits

All Well Testing Is Not Equal. Test The System

A lot of companies do well tests to verify well production but very few and none I know of locally do a system check.  The pump and pressure tank together with the various components that make up a water system

Posted in Well Tests

Frozen Water Or Sewer Lines A Problem?

A properly installed water line should not freeze.  However a cabin not used regularly that has a slow dripping faucet will build up ice in a sewer line slowly until plugging it.  A little known solution for this problem is

Posted in Frozen Lines

How Can I Save Money On A Service Call?

Anything that saves us time on the job saves you money — period. One of the main things is ‘access’ to the pressure tank and controls. Some are located in utility rooms full of stuff.  If we have to crawl

Posted in Save Money, Service Call Tips

What To Do When Your Pump Quits

Firstly and especially at this time of year, turn it OFF.  Why?  If the line is frozen your pump will continue to run against a dead head condition, this causes up-thrust of the pump impellers.  Most pumps cannot handle up-thrust

Posted in Pumps

Winter Drilling and …

Wells can be drilled year around.  Anything can be done, but at what expense. Freezing weather, short days, bad roads and snow-covered property create challenges.  Being one who prefers to drill with water in most all formations, this is limited

Posted in Winter Drilling

When To Use Pipe Insulation Or Not To Use . . .

After seeing a local TV news reporter promoting the use of pipe insulation as a cure for frozen pipes, I thought I should address the issue. Pipe insulation, if used improperly, can make things much worse!  For instance, pipes too

Posted in Freeze-Ups, Heat Tape, Pipe Insulation

Well Seals, Styles, Types and Uses

It is required that all wells have a cap/seal that is gasketed to prevent water and insect entry and vented to allow the well to breathe.  The gasket or seal and screened vent should be tight enough to prevent insects

Posted in Caps, Gaskets, Insects, Seals

Power Outages And Equipment Damage

Power outages can happen year round and are hard on any electrical appliance or apparatus that is turned on at the time. Power outages are sometimes preceded by fluctuations, dips or short outages.  These voltage surges or spikes are detrimental

Posted in Breakers, Equipment Damage, Main Breaker, Power Outages

Things To Consider When Leaving Home . . .

When leaving your home for vacation you may want to consider the following: Turn off the power to your pump and either close the main water valve or drain the pressure tank (unless of course your neighbor needs to water

Posted in Proper Planning

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NEQUETTE DRILLING
105 CR 241
P.O. Box 186
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (719) 783-3000
Email: nequettedrilling@gmail.com


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Driving Directions:

  • From State Hwy 96 in Westcliffe
  • Turn North on 3rd St
    (State Hwy 69)
  • Go 1/4 mile to County Rd 241
    (at fairgrounds)
  • Turn right and take immediate left into parking lot

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