What is an Artesian Well?

An artesian well is simply a well that doesn’t require a pump to bring water to the surface. This occurs when there is enough positive pressure in the aquifer to bring the water to the surface. An artesian aquifer is confined between impermeable rocks or clay which causes this positive pressure.

An artesian well is a smart and sustainable water source. Creating artesian wells is one of the many services we offer here at Drilcorp. Our experts can assess your site and take the appropriate steps to provide you with access to an incredible water provided by nature.

The growing cost of water utilities have taken their toll on companies and households alike. By drilling into aquifers and accessing natural groundwater, you can reduce your reliance on external supplies and enjoy the freedom of your own water resource.

The water found in artesian wells has seeped through many layers of porous rock, filtering out contaminants. As such, the water is typically much safer and cleaner than surface or river water. 

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What does artesian well mean?

If you’ve been considering a borehole for your business or site, you have probably come across the term ‘artesian well’. This may have left you wondering, what is an artesian well?

When it comes to the water itself, all groundwater is largely the same. However, artesian wells have a point of difference, purely as a result of the way the water reaches the surface. With an artesian well, it is not necessary to pump water to the surface from the groundwater supply. Instead, the pressure underground is such that once tapped into the water from the aquifer rises up to the surface without any assistance. This makes it an easy and reliable source for homes and commercial purposes.


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Artesian wells have had their place in societies around the globe for centuries. In fact, it is considered by many to be an ancient form of water supply. This is because artesian wells were able to support families and communities before the invention of pumps and advanced drilling technologies. In fact, the first ever recorded artesian well was reportedly drilled way back in 1126 in the French province of Artois by a group of Monks. The word ‘artesian’ is derived from the name of this province.

Of course, back then there were no fully operational drilling rigs involved, so the well was accessed with a healthy mixture of brute force and a sharp rod. This rod was known as a bore. This technique would eventually break through the rock, causing the water to rise to the surface.


How to create an artesian well

Thankfully, the way we access artesian wells today is a lot more sophisticated and doesn’t require weeks or even month of backbreaking manual digging.

When an artesian well is drilled, using a drilling rid, the pressure of the aquifer is released. This allows water to find a path to the open air, and in many cases this pressure will be great enough to bring the water all the way to the surface without assistance. This is known as a flowing artesian well.


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An artesian aquifer is caught between impermeable rocks or clay, and this is what causes the positive pressure to occur. Natural springs occur when there is a gap in this rock and pressure is released. Sometimes this pressure is so great it creates a fountain known as a geyser.

This is the same process as the creation of an artesian well, but one that occurs naturally via an earthquake or similar disturbance.


How much does an artesian well cost?

One of the more common questions we get asked by our customers is how much does an artesian well cost. And the answer is? Less than you might think.

Water utility costs have spiked in recent years, and show no signs of slowing down. Although tapping into a natural groundwater source might mean paying money out in the short-term, the savings you make over time can quickly account for those upfront costs.

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