Common Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked well drilling questions.  If you don’t find a question you have, feel free to call us.  Water well drilling is a foreign field to many people and we want to ensure you have all the information you need.

Q: How much will it cost to drill a well?

The cost of a well depends on the size and depth of the well as well as the drilling conditions of the site. In order to provide accurate bids we perform extensive research online with our findings from our site visit.

Q: Where should the well be located?

The well must be 100 ft. from any drain fields as well as 50 ft. from any septic tanks, as specified by the Montana well drilling guidelines.  Also, the well should be kept free from any contamination while still easily accessible in the event maintenance is needed.

Q: When do I have to pay for my well?

Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. Special arrangement options are available.

Q: How much water do I need?

The average household requires 75 gallons of water per day per person (not including irrigation).  Thus, a family of four requires 300 gallons over 24 hours.  Though wells as low as 1/2 gallon a minute can support a household, most banks or lending institutions require 5 gallons per minute.

Q: Is there a guarantee of water?

We do not guarantee water, however dry wells represent less than 2% of all water wells drilled.

Q: Are all driller’s or drilling company’s the same?

No, they are not all the same. You should be sure the drilling company you choose has experience with the geology of the ground in your area.

Brad and the crew at Allwest put in a well for me this Winter.  I especially appreciate their patience with me as an owner-builder, and I am very satisfied with their skill and professional demeanor.

My home is perched fairly high up on a ridge, and the last half mile of the driveway is single lane gravel.  I picked up over a foot of fresh snow the week of drilling and they never complained, they just kept after it. The crew arrived on time every morning and cleaned up before they left.

Caleb B.

At Allwest Drilling we’re committed to  providing you with an exceptional water source.

Serving the Flathead Valley and Beyond

Allwest Drilling is located in Montana and provides drilling and water pump  services to Kalispell, Bigfork, Polson, Whitefish and all towns in between.

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