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So, when Valley Artesian (Ascutney, Vermont) began drilling our well last week they quickly hit bedrock. But drillers are equipped to push through. Their powerful drill pulverizes rock, which, when mixed with cooling water (they bring a truck full of it), forms a messy sludge. With us, it was short work. A hundred feet down they hit water, which was obvious from the watery slurry gushing. They then drilled to 285, hitting even more water on the way. Doug beamed when Peter (25 years of experience) said one word—15—referring to gallons per minute of water being produced. Five is acceptable but 15 means never having to worry about running out of water.
Well pipe and ditch running to house.
|Our mascot, mighty dog Gracie, the Border Terrier.|