Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Aquatech Water Specialties located?

Aquatech Water Specialties is located in Lewes, Delaware.

What areas does Aquatech Water Specialties serve?

Aquatech Water Specialties offers will drilling and geothermal services to a good majority of the DelMarVa Peninsula. It’s always a good idea to give us a shout beforehand to ensure we can service your area!

What exactly is a 'water well'?

Glad you asked! A well is a drilled hole that is bored deep down into the ground where there is fresh water just waiting to be pumped out. A type of casing that is made out of PVC pipe is forced down in to the ground to prevent the well from ever collapsing and to prevent sediments and other outside materials from getting into the well. The well is then used to “pump” water directly into your home/business for enjoyment! Yay, water!

What is the usual lifespan of a water well?

Well, to be honest, a well can literally last a lifetime or even more! Wells that have been drilled 60 to 70 years ago are still producing to this very day. The PVC casing used in drilling wells lasts indefinitely and will never rust out which will leave the wells drilled today producing water many decades from now.

Do I need some sort of permit for you to just start drilling a well at my location?

Yes! Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control requires all residencies and businesses to have a permit before a well is drilled. But, not to worry, Aquatech Water Specialties will handle all of the paperwork for you on your behalf. Just a little extra service we throw in to bring an added smile to your face. 🙂

Is there anything I need to do before/after you drill the well?

Before The Well:

Well, every well installation is different and it all depends on the state codes and laws that are established in your state. Most homeowners already have a local contractor that they use and we can work with them. Or, if need be, we can subtract which leaves you with little or nothing to do.

After The Well:

After the well is complete we will provide you with some information on how to take care of your new well and things to look out for!

How much water can I expect from a well?

A well usually supplies more water than the customer would ever need, but there may be certain areas where water may be limited, drop a request for a free estimate from Aquatech and we’ll come out and tell you exactly what to expect at your location as well as price you out the cost of a new well!

Will drilling a well mess up my lawn or landscaping?

If you are building a new home then then there will be little to no damage at all since no landscaping has been established on the property. We’ll come in, drill the well, and cleanup our tracks before any landscaping gets laid.

On the other hand, if you already have a home built, we’ll come out and have to inspect the area to see where the best place is to place the well to which we will then tell you what steps are needed to preserve your beautiful yard as much as possible!

How long does it take to drill a well once you arrive?

Simple residential and commercial wells will only take a few hours to drill and our hook up team will be back the next day to finish up. Larger wells such as agricultural wells may take a little bit longer, but will be completed in a timely manner. Please contact us for more information on how long it will take to drill your well.

I have no water!!! What do I need to do?

Oh no! In order for us to get you back up and running as quick as possible, please place a Request For Service if it’s after 5PM or give us a call at (302) 684-5045 ASAP!