Belmont-based Groundwater Well & Pump, appropriately named as a well and pump installation company, serves communities from Belmont to Hull, with the latter offering plenty of opportunities for drilling outdoor wells.
Although the business is not based here, owner Michael Ciano told The Hull Times that he loves “working in the town of Hull.”
“I think it’s great people there; I think it’s a great community,” he said in a recent interview.
Ciano described his business as “just another option for a homeowner to use instead of town water, which tends to be more expensive.”
All the wells Ciano drills are for outdoor use, such as irrigation and lawn maintenance. “It’s a good option [for property owners] to tap into the groundwater in their home,” he explained. “They utilize that water to water whatever they want.”
Drilling a well may seem expensive, but, as Ciano pointed out, the resulting lower water bills mean that the well essentially pays for itself. “It’s kind of a win-win for the homeowner,” he said.
Not everyone qualifies for a well on their property. Ciano will go to the job site and do an overview of the landscape to determine the most feasible spot to build a well. “If you go on a job site and don’t find water, then obviously it’s not going to work,” he said.
Once a location for the well is selected, the drilling starts. For shallow wells (13-18 feet deep) the drilling takes three to five hours. About a week later, the pump is installed, but during a busy season (particularly summer) the process could take longer.
One concern for Hull homeowners is the possibility of having well water contaminated by saltwater. Ciano said he has to be careful not to hit salty ocean water.
Well water not used for consumption does not have to be tested regularly, but well owners close to the beach or worried about saltwater contamination might choose to. “It is an option,” Ciano said. “The homeowner can decide.”
He encourages homeowners thinking of installing wells to get an early start on the busy season instead of having their wells built during the summer. Installations before then can be completed more quickly, he noted.
For more information on Groundwater Well & Pump, visit https://www.groundwaterwellandpump.com/ or call 617-489-3262.