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FAQ’s About Your Water Wells: Part 1

At Updike Water Well Drillers, we strive to educate our clients on the importance of proper well maintenance and repairs to ensure the health and well-being of you and your loved ones. Since well water in New York is a vital need for everyday life, it is important to understand all aspects of your well to better understand the process of how you get your water. Below we answer our clients frequently asked questions to offer insight and convenience.

Question: Can anyone perform water well drilling?                                   

 Answer: When interested in hiring someone for your water well drilling needs, it is important to seek professionals for your desired services. Our well drillers are nationally and state-certified, registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and members of the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association (ESWWDA). We have the skills and resources available to drill wells of all sizes that meet your specific needs. From cleaning to disinfecting the wells, our crew will do everything to ensure you have healthy and safe well water in New York

Question: What are the different types of water well drilling? 

Answer: There are three different types of private water wells: dug, driven, and drilled. Dug wells are created with shovels and are lined with stones and bricks to ensure a structurally sound well, but they lack continuous casing. Driven wells are constructed by driving pipes underground and are often shallow. Shallow wells have a higher chance of becoming contaminated. Drilled wells are created by using a rotary-drilling machine and have a low risk of contamination because they are often very deep into the ground and have a continuous casing. Our company prefers to drill our wells to ensure your well water in New York is safe and pure. 

Our professional well-drillers are dedicated to our craft and our customers to ensure their needs are met. We are proud to serve residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial customers in Branchport, New York, and throughout the surrounding areas. If you are interested in learning more about our company or you would like a free quote, contact our team today at (315) 595-2562.

  • Updike Water Well Drillers is pleased to serve our clients in a wide variety of locations. We strive to offer superior and convenient well drilling services to ensure our customers have quality water at all times. Our team is fully certified and insured to provide same-day drilling, microbe control, pump installations, well shocking services, maintenance-free systems, and more. For your convenience, we provide the areas we serve below.


    New York Service Areas:

    ·         Southern Tier

    ·         Rochester Area

    ·         Ithaca

    ·         Corning

    ·         Elmira

    ·         Bath


    We Also Service:

    ·         Orleans

    ·         Wayne

    ·         Seneca

    ·         Yates

    ·         Tompkins

    ·         Genesee

    ·         Livingston

    ·         Erie

    ·         Chemung

    ·         Oswego

    ·         Monroe

    ·         Ontario

    ·         Schuyler

    ·         Steuben

    ·         Cattaraugus

    ·         Cayuga

    ·         Jefferson

    ·         Onondaga

    ·         Allegany

    ·         Madison

    .         Wyoming Counties

    Whether you need a well pump repair or a well water chlorinator, you can count on our company to have the resources and skills available to get the job done right. If you have any questions regarding our services, or you would like to schedule an appointment in your service area, contact us today at (315) 595-2562.