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Well Drilling: Explained

Well Installation

Many Maine homes have wells that provide their water. Are you thinking about a new well? Wondering how wells are drilled and installed? We've got the technical details for you: Most wells in Maine use the rotary drilling method for a well installation - a drill bit is attached to a length of connected drill pipe. The drill bit is made of a tough metal such as tungsten, and as the drill is rotated, the bit acts to grind up the rock. The broken pieces (cuttings) are flushed upward and out of the hole by circulating a drilling fluid (sometimes…

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