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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Pipe fitted with screen
- Drill rig
- Soft soil (optional)
Dig a hole
Dig a hole in the ground using a pick and shovel. Use a bucket to remove the soil.
Dig until you reach the water table
Continue digging until you reach the water table. Water will then start filling the bottom of the hole.
Line the hole with stones
Line the hole with stones to prevent the sides of the well from collapsing.
Drive a well
Try driving a small diameter pipe -- fitted with a filtering screen at its base -- into the ground as a less labor-intensive alternative to hand digging.
Hire a rig
Hire a truck-mounted drill rig if you want to reach water below the water table. Drill rigs can drill more than a thousand feet into the ground, and a pump can then be installed to bring water to the surface. Now you've got your own source of water, without depending on city pipes.