Can my artesian well run dry?
How much do wells cost?
Generally speaking, water from artesian wells is of excellent quality. However, the quality of the water may vary depending on the depth of the well. Wells that rely on water from the bedrock formation like deep sandstone formations might have arsenic concentrations which might be a health hazard.
The average lifespan of a well is 30-50 years, although they can last longer or shorter depending on different circumstances. If the well you are buying is over 20 years old, you should at least factor in replacing the parts that commonly fail into your home buying budget.
Unfortunately, this means that artesian water is subject to any of the standard contaminants that can be found in any untreated water source – pesticides, bacteria, viruses, lead, chromium 6, arsenic, and more.” Florida and Georgia are great examples of how artesian well water might not be safe to drink.
Do wells eventually run dry?
Depending on where your well is located and the height of the piezometric water level will determine if your artesian well flows or not. All it takes is a reduction in the piezometric water level (hydraulic head) for your well to stop flowing and can even run dry.