Frequently asked Questions

How much does it cost to drill a water well?
The cost for drilling a water well can vary greatly depending on where the property is located, which water district or districts are involved, and the depth of the well.Wells in Comal, Hays and surrounding counties can range in depths from 30’to 1600’. Please contact our office so that we can obtain the necessary information from you to prepare an estimate.
How do I know where the best spot is to drill my well?
Before any drilling takes place we will set up a location appointment with you. A Kutscher Drilling representative will meet you at your proposed drilling site to assist you with deciding the best location to drill your well. In selecting the actual drilling location, the boundary restrictions must be met for any permits that may be required.
How do you know how deep to drill?
With nearly 100 years of experience in drilling water wells in Comal, Hays and surrounding counties, and by reviewing well logs for wells in the area surrounding your property Kutscher Drilling can give you a good idea of what to expect for the depth of your well.
How do you know when you hit water?
When drilling West of I-35 (rock country) some wells will have water return out of the borehole.
On other wells, we utilize changes of pressure on the gauges on the drilling rigs as a signal of water in the hole.
How do you know how much water the well will produce?
In some wells, after reaching our target depthwe use a high-powered air compressor to push water out of the borehole at a steady rate while measuring its production in gallons per minute. Depending on the underground formations, there are cases in which we utilized the pressure gauges on the rigs. There are times we must install test pumps to determine the quantity of water.
Can I be assured of having a certain quality or quantity of water
in my well?
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the quantity or quality of water your well will produce. We have nearly 100 years of experience in the area and will do our best to give you a well that meets your needs.
My well water has a funny smell or taste, should I worry about
getting sick?
In order to make sure you and your family are safe, please contact our office so that our staff can help assess the situation.
Why should I select a concrete tank instead of a poly tank?
We recommend concrete tanks over poly tanks. Concrete tanks are a higher quality tank and have a much longer lifespan. The concrete tank keepthe water cooler in the summers. During the hot Texas summers the water in poly tanks can get extremely hot. Many customers end up having to build shade protection around their poly tanks.
Can I deepen my well?
Due to the strict rules that are in place with the various water districts, many times it is more cost effective to drill a new well. Please contact our officewe will assist you in determining whether deepening the well is an option for you.
How much bleach should I use to shock my well?
The amount of bleach to shock a well depends on the size of the well and the amount of water it produces, please contact our office for specific information for your well.
Is it safe to drink the water from my well after I shock it?
Depending on the reason for the treatment, once the well and water system have been thoroughly flushed of the bleach the water should be safe to drink. Please contact our office for additional information.
I purchased a new home, can you inspect an existing well on the property?
We do offer full inspections including water analysis, please allow for adequate time for results, please contact our office for more information.