FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked well and drilling questions that we hope provide insight and guidance. If you are planning to dig a well or are experiencing issues with your water pump these questions are intended to point you in the right direction. Call us at (406) 880-8383 for any additional clarification. We are experts in well drilling and water pumps and we are here to help.

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HOW DEEP WILL I NEED TO DRILL?

The depth of the well can vary significantly depending on your location. It’s very common for people purchasing land to overlook the question of how deep a well will need to be drilled until after a property is purchased. We recommend researching the depths of neighboring wells on the Montana Ground Water Information Center website. Having an idea of general well depth in your area will prepare you for drilling your own. To find this information on the GWIC website, click on the Well Data link, then search Depth and Volume.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I CAN HEAR MY PUMP START AND STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?

Hearing your water pump stop and start is typically a sign of a bad check valve or indicative of a leak in the waterline. Either way you will need to call a professional.

WHAT IF MY WATER PUMP HAS NO PRESSURE OR A LOT OF PRESSURE?

This means that your pump is not activating properly on either the high or the low side. The pressure switch needs to be replaced.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I’M BUYING A NEW PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT HAS A WELL BUT I CAN’T FIND ANY INFORMATION ON THE WELL?

Try looking your property up on the Montana Ground Water Information Center website. If you can’t find any information there, give us a call. We can do a complete well and pump inspection for you.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY PROPERTY IS IN AN AREA WITH LITTLE TO NO WATER?

We suggest using a water locating service such as Water Locators out of Bozeman, Montana. Other options include trying a dowser or using a water witcher.

Eagle Drilling and Pump Service 
2144 Meridian Rd
Victor, Montana 59875
Call (406) 880-8383
Email brad@eaglepumpservice.com
Specializing in well drilling and water pump services in Ravalli County and Bitterroot Valley, Montana including the towns of Corvallis, Victor, Stevensville, Hamilton, Darby, Florence, Lolo, Conner, and Sula. Fee Structure: Varies by job size
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