Water Well Drilling in Ireland

bigrig3Questions & Answers:

  • How much will my well cost?

Price per ft/meter will be given in a free quotation. Final cost will depend on depth of well on completion. No hidden or additional  charges.



  • Do i need planning permission to drill a well ?

No planning permission is needed to drill a well for existing properties, only new builds .


  • How far should a drinking water well be located from a septic tank system?

Locating the well up gradient of the tank is most important. Regulations may require a setback distance of 100 or more feet.


  • What width should my entrance be to allow access for the machine?

Allow at least 8-10 feet minimum 


  • How much notice would I need to give for work to commence?

At least 2 weeks notice if possible.


  • 303461_422793891078046_500543711_nAt what stage of my building project should I consider having my well drilled?
    The well can be drilled once ground works are in process.


  • Does a person come out to view the site before work can commence?
    Yes, we will review the terrain and check our equipment can access the drilling location.


  • Is borehole water better than mains water?
  • 60% of mains water originates from recycled wastewater, to ensure the water maintains satisfactory quality through the long distance pipework , mains water contains chlorine, fluoride + other chemicals, your private well/borehole supply maybe with the help of simple filtration has no requirement for any chemicals and will provide pure drinking water.


  • I have a rotten egg smell coming from my water,what is the cause of this?
  • This is caused by manganese, a filtration system will take care of this problem.


  • I seem to have very little pressure in my tap, why is this?
  • It is possible that you might need your pump checked ie pressure vessel might need to be checked,or the pump itself,if all that fails it could be a sign that your well is running dry.


  • My Water is brown in colour,what is the cause of this?
  • This is a sign that you have iron in your water,a filtration system will take care of this problem


  • bigrig2Can a unregistered farmer claim vat back on the drilling of a well?
  • Yes unregistered farmers can claim vat back at the end of the year on the vat 58 form


  • Is it possible to share a drilled well?
  • yes a drilled well can supply 2/3 dwellings, thus cutting the cost for all involved.

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