Well Drilling / Water Treatment

Invest in Abundant Water Supply

The most valuable asset you can have for your home or business is a clean, potable, and abundant water supply. Whether it's for home use or irrigation, a water well can be the most important investment you make in your home or business. Becoming informed is the most valuable tool you have before making this investment.

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What are the basics of water well?

A well is a bored hole in the ground. Steel or plastic well casing will be placed in the borehole to support unstable earth formations. A seal is placed at the top of the casing to prevent contamination into the well from surface water. The stable formation beneath the casing is often the water-bearing zone. In this zone, a screen and gravel pack may be installed depending on the formation. After completion, the well is then tested for water yield. This is done by either blowing air into the well or bailing the well. Your contractor may also perform some basic water quality tests at this point. Once construction has been completed, your contractor will produce a well log which acts as a blueprint for both the earth formation they encountered and a build sheet for the well. With this well log a pump contractor can design your new pump system.

How much does it cost to drill a well?

There is never an exact number until the project is finished. Each well formation can and will be different than another. The best thing to do is when looking over a proposal from a drilling contractor, make sure they have specific pricing on the following.

  • Price of drilling per foot
  • Price and size of casing per foot
  • Cost of materials per unit "such as seal, cement, etc."
  • Cost of development and testing
  • Cost of pump system
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Water Well Drilling Expertise

Draw on our experience when you are ready to consider water well drilling.

  • We understand the geophysical formatting and aquifers in surrounding areas to help you determine the best well design and location for our client's needs and expectations.
  • We stay in compliance with all county, state, and federal regulations.
  • Our main focus is on the complete well development and pump system. We begin with the well services and ongoing customer support.
  • Family-owned and operated. Small enough to be personal and big enough for all your water well needs.
  • Safety always comes first to our company. We have a proven safety record to prove it, and our employees have ongoing safety training.
  • Licensed and Bonded for your protection
  • New Equipment
  • References available upon request
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Municipal and Commercial Wells

We will work with your engineers and/or develop a constructed plan for your complete water well system.

Municipal and Commercial Well Services

  • Drill pilot holes
  • Ream
  • Surface casing
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Perforate
  • Water Jet
  • Acidize and Chemical treating
  • Pour Cement slabs
  • Chemical Analysis/ Water Quality Testing
  • Pump Tests (To determine gallons per minute and well drawdown for future and permanent pump insulation)
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Pressure Cementing
  • Plugging
  • Capping
  • Generator rentals
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Domestic Water Well Drilling

Trust Experience with your Home Water Well. Call Jackson Water Well at (512) 581-1176 for well drilling & pump services in Bastrop, Fayette, Caldwell, Travis, and Gonzales Counties.

  • We are here to help you with all your water well needs. We understand the geophysical formations and aquifers in surrounding areas. Let us help you with your water well needs.
  • Before you build your house, make sure you plan out your water supply system. Prior to wells being drilled, we must contact and notify local government authorities to obtain all required permits. We can assist you with this process of permitting.
  • Domestic wells should provide an average yield of 10-25 gallons per minute
  • Water wells must be 50 ft from the property line, or we must submit for a variance.
  • The septic system has to be 100 ft away from your well, according to regulations.
  • Drilled wells must install casing and screen to prevent the inflow of sediment and collapsing of well.
  • The space around the casing must be sealed with approved grouting material to prevent contamination of water.

Domestic Wells Services:

  • Drill
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Cap Wells
  • Pour Slabs
  • Chemical Analysis (water quality testing)
  • Surface Casing
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Well Plugging
  • Storage Tanks
  • Service Work
  • Solar Pump Systems
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Irrigation Wells

We are here to help farmers and ranchers with all their water well needs.

Turnkey Irrigation Systems

  • Drill Pilot Hole
  • Ream
  • Surface casing
  • Case and Screen
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Perforate
  • Jet
  • Acidize and Chemical Treating
  • Pump Tests to determine gallons per minute and well drawl down
  • Chemical Analysis/ Water Quality Testing
  • Pump Selection and Setup
  • Pressure Cement
Jackson Water Well Drilling & Service, LLC
Jackson Water Well Drilling & Service, LLC

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Know Your Options

Professional water treatment

UltraViolet Water Systems

What is UltraViolet Water Filtration?

Ultraviolet light is a spectrum of light just below the range visible to the human eye. Ultraviolet light, at the germicidal wavelength of 253.7 nanometers, alters the genetic (DNA) material in cells so that bacteria, viruses, molds, algae, and other microorganisms can no longer reproduce. The microorganisms are considered dead, and the risk of disease from them is eliminated.

Ultraviolet (UV) filtration is used as a pretreatment and/or post-treatment step to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, remove ozone, chlorine, and trace organics and reduce total organic carbon (TOC). During UV sterilization, the water is exposed at a controlled rate to ultraviolet light waves. The bacteria absorb the UV radiation energy, which destroys or inactivates their DNA, thus preventing the bacteria from reproducing. UV systems may reduce 99% of bacteria in the water.

How does UltraViolet Water Filtration work?

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection uses a UV light source, which is enclosed in a transparent protective sleeve. It is mounted so that water can pass through a flow chamber, and UV rays are admitted and absorbed into the stream. The UV-C spectrum (200 to 280 nanometers) is the most lethal range of wavelengths for microorganisms. When ultraviolet energy is absorbed by the reproductive mechanisms of bacteria and viruses, the genetic material (DNA/RNA) is rearranged, and they can no longer reproduce. They are therefore considered dead, and the risk of disease has been eliminated.

What are the benefits of UltraViolet Water Filters?

It is proven scientifically that 85% of child sicknesses and 65% of adult diseases are produced by water-borne viruses, bacteria, and intestinal protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Inappropriate water treatment can lead to health problems – hepatitis B, tuberculosis, meningitis, typhoid fever, trichomoniasis, and cholera, glaucoma, gastrointestinal pain, salmonella, poliovirus, and diarrhea. In North America, E.coli O157:H7, an extremely dangerous strain of E.coli bacteria, infects more than 80,000 people annually. Fortunately, E.coli O157:H7 is easily inactivated by UV light.

Disinfecting your drinking water with ultraviolet light (UV) makes good sense. It's environmentally safe, it's well-proven, and it's the way of the future for water disinfection requirements around the globe. UV water filtration can be applied to almost any water system; it adds no chemicals to the water, wastes no water; UV is particularly effective with viruses and is inexpensive to maintain.

UV disinfects water without adding chemicals and therefore possesses some of the same benefits as distillation. It does not create new chemical complexes, nor does it change the taste or odor of the water, and does not remove any beneficial minerals in the water.

Ultraviolet light is a natural, cost-effective, environmentally friendly disinfection process for use in homes where healthy water is a concern.

Picture courtesy of Emperor Aquatics, Inc.

Water Softening Systems

If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs…if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair…or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water.

If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, but they also cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.

Soft water makes a difference; you can see and feel…

⦁ Soap & shampoo lathers better and won't leave stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs
⦁ Dishes clean more easily and dry spot-free
⦁ Clothes come out of the laundry cleaner, softer & brighter
⦁ Water Heater & Appliances last longer with less maintenance

Soft Water Makes a Difference You Can See & Feel

In the Bathroom

Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs, or toilets.

In the Laundry

Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter, and brighter. Plus, they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels, and linens by up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.

In the Kitchen

Dishes will clean more easily and be spot-free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.

Throughout the House

Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.

How a Water Softener Works

The hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water.

When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the control valve charges them with brine (salt and water solution) from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads, replaced with sodium or potassium ions; and the system is ready to soften water again.

How the Water Softener Regeneration Process Works

There are three basic types of water softener controls that are used in residential applications to manage the regeneration process. The control valve will manage the frequency of recharging the resin beads that clean the water and flushing the contaminated water out of the system.
Computerized Control

The most popular of the three types, computerized systems regenerate based on actual water usage. If you are away on vacation or if you have guests staying, the control will adjust accordingly. Computerized controls are programmed with a grain capacity of the softener, water hardness, and how many people are in the home. Since this type of unit only regenerates when necessary, it is the most efficient in salt pellet usage.

Timer Controlled

This type of system regenerates based on a time clock. The control is set to run at a predetermined time, regardless of the actual amount of water that has run through the system. Timer-controlled systems tend to be less costly than computerized, however salt usage tends to be higher, and there may be times when unsoftened water is delivered due to higher than expected demand.

Manually Controlled

Although rare, there are some applications where a manually controlled system is needed. Manual systems simply use a lever control valve that regenerates when you want it to. An example of a manual control application is when a permanent drain is not available, and a hose is temporarily used for flushing the wastewater. It's best to oversize the system in this case so that the system doesn't need to be regenerated as often.

Whole House Water Filter Systems

Whole House Water Filter Systems & Replacement Filters

Whole house water filters provide water filtration at the point of entry to your home. They help ensure quality water throughout your home because clean, filtered water emerges from every water source in the house. Filtering water through a whole house water filter helps reduce the risks of both drinking and showering in contaminated water.

Rainwater Harvesting/Collection

For centuries, people have relied on rainwater harvesting to supply water for the household, landscape, livestock, and agricultural uses. Before large centralized water supply systems were developed, rainwater was collected from roofs and stored on-site in tanks known as cisterns.

With the development of large, reliable water treatment and distribution systems and more affordable well drilling equipment, rain harvesting systems have been all but forgotten, even though they offer a source of pure, soft, low sodium water.

A renewed interest in this time-honored approach has emerged in Texas and elsewhere due to:
⦁ health benefits of rainwater
⦁ collection systems
⦁ the escalating environmental and economic costs of providing water by centralized water systems or by well drilling

Our focus is to ensure water quality by utilizing the area's abundance of rainfall. This water will not make contact with the ground; therefore, eliminating pesticides, herbicides, iron, calcium, magnesium, heavy metals, and other substances.

You will be in control of your water supply at all times. Instead of adding chlorine, the natural UV light will act as a disinfectant. Fluoride is ideal in mouthwash and toothpaste but certainly not intended as a part of drinking water.

For you to use during municipal downtimes or the occasional accidental contamination periods, we will install a large storage vessel for your reliance. This leaves municipal water supply as a backup.

By rainwater not having calcium or magnesium, this eliminates the worry of prematurely replacing appliances such as the water heater, dishwasher, ice maker, and plumbing fixtures due to erosion.

The water-filled storage tanks serve as fire protection and could help lower insurance premiums by a great deal. (Check with your agent.)

The amperage load for the pumping system calculates a much lower cost per gallon of water delivered as compared to municipal supplier charges. The rate of a supplier is likely to increase periodically. In the event of a power failure, a small generator will run the pump to keep in pressurized water. You can be off the grid!

Ozone Water Treatment Systems

Ozone has been used to purify water since the late 19th century. Ozone is a naturally occurring material that is more efficient and cheaper to use than other chemical water treatments.

⦁ Natural, safe Ozone Gas
⦁ Ozone gas produced on-site from air
⦁ No chlorine or chemical residuals
⦁ Eliminate hydrogen sulfide "rotten-egg" odors
⦁ Kills iron bacteria and coliform bacteria
⦁ Removes hydrogen sulfide "rotten-egg" odors
⦁ Great for disinfecting surface water from lakes and rivers

How Does Ozone Work?

Ozone is made from oxygen in the air and is a powerful oxidizing agent similar to chlorine or hydrogen peroxide. After the ozone is injected into the water, iron, manganese, and other metals are oxidized (turned into a solid particle) in preparation for filtration. Ozone also destroys bacteria and odors and leaves the water smelling fresh and clean.

Hydrogen Peroxide Systems

Hydrogen peroxide ("H2O2") is a powerful oxidizing agent, much more powerful than aeration, chlorine, or potassium permanganate. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into oxygen and water, leaving no trace of chemical residues. For problems, well water containing iron, iron bacteria, manganese, and/or "rotten-egg" sulfur odor "H2S" (hydrogen sulfide gas) hydrogen peroxide systems are an excellent choice.

When peroxide is added to water, a large amount of dissolved oxygen is released, and a powerful oxidizing effect occurs. Coliform and iron bacteria are killed, and tannins are oxidized. This type of iron filter system handles the absolute worst type of water reliably and effectively.

Peroxide oxidizes the iron, manganese, and sulfur odors to a solid form that the catalytic carbon can remove. For many applications, no contact tank is required, and the hydrogen peroxide is effectively removed by the catalytic carbon media.

⦁ Eliminate sulfur & other odors.
⦁ Remove iron, manganese
⦁ Kill iron bacteria.
⦁ No chemical residuals.
⦁ Enjoy low maintenance.

How Do Peroxide Systems Aid Iron Removal?

A peristaltic pump automatically injects a small amount of hydrogen peroxide ahead of an auto-backwash filter containing a special grade of catalytic activated carbon.

The peroxide pump is installed so that when your well pump turns on, the peroxide pump turns on and injects a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Alternatively, a proportional-feed system can be used.

The Centaur Carbon Backwash filter automatically removes iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide (sulfur rotten-egg odors). Removes all residual peroxide, if any is left in the water after the contact tank.

For water very high in iron, hydrogen sulfide gas, or coliform bacteria, the optional contact tank is recommended.

Iron & Manganese Systems

Iron filters oxidize (turn to rust) dissolved ferrous iron in water to an insoluble particle and trap the iron (now "rust") in the iron filter media. A periodic backwash cleans out the rust and flushes the filter media clean.

Oxidizing iron filters use either air, potassium permanganate, chlorine, or ozone to aid the filter media in oxidizing the iron. In some cases, there is already enough dissolved oxygen present, so no additional oxidizers are needed.

Eliminate iron stains and offensive "rotten egg" odors.

⦁ Stops iron stains from occurring
⦁ Provides clean, odor-free water
⦁ Protects your water softener equipment from" iron fouling."
⦁ Protects plumbing fixtures, appliances, and clothing
⦁ Protects pipes from iron clogging and black oxidation

In deep water wells, manganese can be found in concentrations as high as 2 to 3 parts per million. In general, it is very difficult to remove from water because of complexes it forms that are dependent on certain states of oxidation, pH, and the presence of other minerals.

Ion exchange, sodium form cation softening, or oxidation/filtration is the most common methods of manganese removal.

Soda Ash Injection Systems

The chemical name for soda ash is sodium carbonate, the chemical formula Na2CO3. It is more basic, that is, less acidic than sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), whose chemical formula is NaHCO3. The purpose of sodium carbonate is simply to increase pH.

Its use in water treatment is to increase the pH of acidic waters.

Filter Systems

⦁ Activated carbon filters
⦁ Catalytic carbon filters
⦁ Acid neutralizing filters
⦁ Arsenic filters
⦁ Nitrate filters
⦁ Chlorine and chloramine Filter for city water

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