Well ?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JB926, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. JB926

    JB926 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 150

    I know this is a far out question but can someone tell me a ball park figure for getting a well installed in central NJ. I am going to be running 47.2 GPM so I was looking for at least 50 GPM. Can anyone help??
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,881

    At least five grand for a deep well. You may need at least a 5 HP pump to get that flow. Pick a well diameter, and it's so many dollars a foot. As long as you keep paying, they'll keep drilling, until you get your desired flow.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    When I was a kid my parents put in a well, at 180' they hit water and only were able to get 5 gpm.

    I don't know how long it would have been practicle to keep going in that situation.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,881

    I knew one pricey house that tried three times to get a good-flowing sprinkler well. After the third one came up skimpy, they just tied the three outputs together and had them fill a pond that they dug, and pumped from there for the sprinklers.

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