Posted 7/25/2011 16:53 (#1879302) Subject: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
north west arkansas
One of my landlords asked me today what it would cost to drill a new well and what the pumps would cost and I have no idea at all. My wells are all around 48' deep and I dont think finding water should be a problem. They would like to set it up on electric, all we have their is single phase power so I dont know if that would work. He also mentioned they would like to try to use it to supply water to a hunting cabin also which I dont know if that would work also. Sorry about all the questions.TIA
Posted 7/25/2011 18:19 (#1879397 - in reply to #1879302) Subject: Re: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
if you go with a single phase submergible it will probably cost around 10k, and will pump between 750-1000 gal/min. I don't think suppling. water for a hunting cabin would be feasible with a well and pump that size..........i guess you build a water tower.
Posted 7/25/2011 19:23 (#1879485 - in reply to #1879302) Subject: Re: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
I put in 2 wells this year. 50' deep, 10" casing, 6" discharge. 10hp single phase. I was told they are at 600 gpm. Cost $8500 each which included everything. I had to run power to them and hook up the wires. This was Hagger at Brinkley, AR that did the work. So far they are working great, and we have tested them. We are and have been begging for rain.
Posted 7/25/2011 19:23 (#1879486 - in reply to #1879302) Subject: Re: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
Here, wells are drill 100ft ...........pumps are usually at 40-60ft settings..............and that would be a pump for furrow or flood irrigation.......alot of factors in setting up irrigation.....................Crop?, Acres?, Pivot?, Furrow or Flood?, Well depth? Pump size? Gal/min?...........
Posted 7/25/2011 19:28 (#1879494 - in reply to #1879486) Subject: Re: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
Downtown Shell Knob MO Come Visit!
Well Depth tends to be a big one. Good luck getting a 10hp pump to pump 600 gpm around here. But 600ft of head is a little different than 50ft plus on surplus pressure. You guys could water with a single stage pump.
Posted 7/26/2011 00:10 (#1880102 - in reply to #1879302) Subject: Re: Cost to drill new irrigation well.
My well driller always insists on a test well before drilling the real irrigation well. He then uses it a s a water supply in drilling the big well. Cost for the test well is built into the price of the big well if the water proves to be sufficient. Just put one in this spring. Well cost 4800 bucks. 18" casing and 65' deep. Pump cost 10,500. 75hp/3ph, 650gpm @ 140psi to run a reel to water corners of pivot irriated field. I used a test well on an earlier system top pump sprayer water out of. Just have the well driller put a permanenet casing on the test well.