Water well

SystemSystem Posts: 2,511 admin
I am looking for land in northern Arizona that has the availability of a water well being drilled. I was looking at land northeast of flagstaff at Alpine Ranches but a water well drill company told me the drill would be 1000+ feet and cost 100k. Is there any cheap undeveloped land with no utilities in northern Arizona where drilling a well would be financially feasible?>

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Water well

    Most parts of AZ have good solar. :confused:
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  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Water well

    Sorry if I didnt ask my question clearly,

    Is there any undeveloped land in northern Arizona where a well can be drilled for a reasonable price ( 15k max ).
    The land I have seen the water is so deep it would cost 100k to drill a well.
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Water well

    you might want to contact a realtor for that info for if anybody should know it would be them.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Water well

    just trying to see if anyone might know of a place to begin looking. Considering this is a forum about wells in northern Arizona someone hopefully could tell me where they had theirs drilled.
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: Water well
    aleco06 wrote: »
    just trying to see if anyone might know of a place to begin looking. Considering this is a forum about wells in northern Arizona someone hopefully could tell me where they had theirs drilled.

    Actually this is a forum about renewable energy, chiefly solar and wind. It is hosted by a company called Northern Arizona Wind and Sun that is located near Flagstaff and is in the business of selling RE equipment. This section of the forum is for discussing method of pumping water using RE, not necessarily just in that one locale.

    I hope that clarifies things a bit.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Water well
    Actually this is a forum about renewable energy, chiefly solar and wind. It is hosted by a company called Northern Arizona Wind and Sun that is located near Flagstaff and is in the business of selling RE equipment. This section of the forum is for discussing method of pumping water using RE, not necessarily just in that one locale.

    I hope that clarifies things a bit.

    Ah. Well, that does clarify things. Thanks.
  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,347 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Water well

    Ask some well drillers where the water is. Start in the Flagstaff yellow pages.
  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
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    There is little - if any - land in the Flagstaff area with water under 800 feet or so. Some info here http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1863&from=rss
  • solarvicsolarvic Solar Expert Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Water well

    Since it sounds like you have so little water in Arizona, maybe we could ship our water from the gaswells to you by the trainload? Pa and Ohio, w.verginia and NY are starting a gaswell boom and no one wants the water. Pa ships millions of gal. of water to Ohio now. They process it and inject the remains into an injection well. :Dsolarvic:D
  • bmetbmet Solar Expert Posts: 630 ✭✭
    Re: Water well

    They already do that. What was it called, the Big Canal? Flow water 1,000 miles from Colorado to Arizona, keeping it so chlorinated that it wasn't suitable for aquariums without treatment, and it collapsed old plumbing in a very short time. I think some cities chose to switch back to ground water.
    solarvic wrote: »
    Since it sounds like you have so little water in Arizona, maybe we could ship our water from the gaswells to you by the trainload? Pa and Ohio, w.verginia and NY are starting a gaswell boom and no one wants the water. Pa ships millions of gal. of water to Ohio now. They process it and inject the remains into an injection well. :Dsolarvic:D
  • solarixsolarix Solar Expert Posts: 713 ✭✭
    Re: Water well

    In Arizona, there is a 99.9% correlation between where water is and where people are. If you find an area where there are no people, there is no water.
  • pabloesguapopabloesguapo Solar Expert Posts: 91 ✭✭
    Re: Water well

    Solarix is right. I can say this based on experience. We've been looking for suitable land in AZ for a couple years now. We originally looked in the Flagstaff area too, but found land to be very expensive, and the typical well to be 1000ft or more in depth. Good freakin' luck finding anything different up there.

    We then started looking west, along and near I-40, (Williams, Peach Springs, Ash Fork, Kingman...) and found that the price of land does go down, but ground water to be just as scarce, elusive, and deeeeep. Every homesteader who's already there has to truck their water in. That totally defeats the purpose, IMHO.

    Your best best is to head south and look around Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Chino, Sedona, Wickenberg, etc.
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