Choose a location for your shallow well. It must be at least a 100 feet from drain fields and animal yards and a 150 feet from any cesspools and dry wells to avoid contaminating the aquifer.
Dig or drill a hole up to a foot below the water table level with the posthole digger. Make the hole 1 or 2 inches wider than the wellpoint. The wellpoint is a perforated tube used to collect the water from the water-bearing sand.
Insert the wellpoint into the hole. Attach riser pipe sections to the wellpoint until the riser pipe. Attach a driving cap to the riser pipe to protect the threads and transmit the blow of the pipe driver. Use a pipe driver the well point down. Use a pipe wrench to ensure a tight connection.
Check that the wellpoint and riser pipe are completely vertical with your carpenter's plumb. Attach a hand-pitcher pump to the riser pipe.
Things You Will Need
- Riser pipe
- Drive couplings
- Post hole digger
- Pipe driver
- Carpenter's level
- Pipe wrenches
- Rub the openings of the wellpoint with a bar of soap to avoid clay and sand from entering.