Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions are clients frequently ask us about their well drilling and irrigation needs in their homes and businesses in South Carolina. If you have any other questions or concerns about your residential or business needs for water services in SC, please use our contact form or give us a call directly! We are happy to help provide you any information you need.

Absolutely. Austin Drilling, Inc. is the expert in repairing any problem you may have with your current well. We pride ourselves on being the experts on any well repair needs you may encounter in South Carolina. We see every client as a lifelong commitment to making sure their irrigation needs are being met – whether it’s a brand new well or a well that needs repair.
It is practically impossible to know the depth of a given well before drilling begins. One way to estimate is to contact neighbors and find out their well depths. Austin Drilling Inc. can also provide information on well depths for your area along with average casing, footage, average water yields and potential water quality.
Over 53 million Americans obtain drinking water from private wells daily. This demand requires extra care in obtaining water. As a licensed contractor, we take measures to ensure that your private water system is properly constructed. With proper installation and maintenance along with any water treatment, your well water may be better than water from a municipal source. In many cases, municipal water is obtained from local rivers, lakes or streams, which are often sources containing harmful bacteria and other contaminants. To remove these undesirable qualities, the water must be chlorinated, which makes the water generally acceptable for consumer use but often with objectionable odors and taste. With your own supply, you are in control of the water-treatment techniques, in charge of your own water-usage demands.
Austin Drilling Inc. is a South Carolina well and irrigation specialist with two convenient locations to serve your needs! We have an office in West Columbia, SC that provides well drilling, well repair, irrigation repair and installation, and sprinkler system installation and repair to residents and businesses in Columbia SC, Elgin SC, Ballentine SC, Chapin SC, Blythewood SC, Lugoff SC, Camden SC, Ridgeway SC, Rock Hill SC, Newberry SC, North Augusta SC, Edgefield SC, Properity SC, Winnsboro SC, Lancaster SC, Chester SC, and Clinton SC. Our Newberry location services even more of South Carolina, and brings more well drilling and repair services to Upstate South Carolina, including (but not limited to) Greenville SC, Laurens SC, Greenwood SC, Union SC, and Spartanburg SC. We also service the surrounding areas such as Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Ware Shoals, Ninety-Six, Gaffney, and Whitmire.

We also provide our well drillings and irrigation services to the following counties in South Carolina: Lexington SC, Richland SC, Kershaw SC, Newberry SC, Greenville County SC, Spartanburg SC, Saluda SC, Edgefield SC, Fairfield SC, Union SC, York SC, Lancaster SC, and Greenwood SC. Contact us directly so that we may give you specific details about providing you well and irrigation services at your specific South Carolina residential or business address.

South Carolina requires a permit with supporting paperwork for drilling a well. Austin Drilling Inc. takes care of all paperwork and supported filings for your residential and business well drilling in the SC Midlands. After contracts are signed and any on-site follow-up is done by our company, the information is sent to the state of South Carolina, and the well is assigned an identification number. At this point, the well is registered and subject to inspection to ensure it meets construction standards in South Carolina.
Water is readily available in South Carolina. However, your well should be located higher than points of contamination such as flood water, standing water sources or septic tanks. SC State regulations require that your residential and/or business well location needs to be at least 50 feet from septic tanks, sewer lines and drain fields.
Please contact Austin Drilling Inc. for expert pump recommendations for your residential or business well. We have experienced, knowledgeable technicians who design pump systems for every situation. Don’t allow a lower price to come before quality and efficiency. Examine how the years of service from a well-designed submersible pump can offset a cheaper installation price. We’ve been doing this for over five decades – contact us to discuss your water system needs in South Carolina.
We strive to provide the best quality of groundwater possible. Depending on the water source, South Carolina well water may have high concentrations of minerals and must be treated prior to consumption or use. If your water is causing stains or has a bad odor or taste, contact us to arrange for free water analysis and on-site consultation. Our water treatment experts can design a system to eliminate any problem that is discovered.

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