Water Wells, Bedrock Wells, Comprehensive Water Solutions
Water that just works.
With more than 14,000 water wells installed, GWW has been providing comprehensive water solutions to Maine homeowners for more than 65 years.
You Benefit from the GWW Difference:
- Professional, licensed drillers – full time, year-round employees
- Top-notch drilling rigs and equipment
- Dependable, long-lasting well casing seals to avoid surface water contamination
- More than 14,000 bedrock wells installed
- Lifetime warranty – in writing
What is a Drilled Water Well?
A Drilled water well consists of a hole bored into the ground by a drill rig. The top section of the well is lined with a steel pipe referred to as casing. The casing prevents the collapse of the walls of the well and prevents surface or subsurface contaminants from entering the water supply.
The majority of residential water supply wells in Maine are bedrock wells that tap ground water aquifers in fractured bedrock formations. These wells are relatively unaffected by drought and, when properly constructed, provide maximum protection from surface contaminants. The most important consideration in the construction of a bedrock well is to make sure that the driller installs an adequate amount of casing into bedrock, with a permanent casing seal, to prevent surface water from entering the well resulting in potential contamination. At Goodwin Well & Water, we are so confident about the quality of our casing seals that we warranty that no surface water will pass through the seal into the well. If at any time in the future, the casing seal fails for any reason other than impact or movement by a person or object, we will repair the well free of charge.
Some areas in Maine are covered by a sand and gravel aquifer. If you are in one of these locations, an excellent alternative to a bedrock well may be a gravel well. These wells are constructed by drilling down and installing a stainless steel well screen into the water saturated sand or gravel. The well is then “developed” by removing all of the finer grained material from around the well screen to allow the water to flow freely into the well and prevent future plugging of the well screen by fine grained sediments. Sand and gravel wells can provide very high yields of excellent quality water at less expense than many bedrock wells.