As I said at the beginning of the article, driving a well is not a job for Superman. Accuracy of blows is much more important than strength. Taking a full swing isn't really necessary or, for that matter, desirable since misplaced heavy pounding can damage the pipe threads. This isn't a carnival game, you don't have to ring the bell to win, and there is no cigar or kewpie doll for doing so.
Geologic maps show the distribution of rock formations exposed at the surface, and thus indicate the nature and types of consolidated or unconsolidated materials in an area. The type of geologic materials and the topography of the earth's surface in an area influence the location of ground water. Assessing these characteristics can help you determine the potential of a specific area to yield water to wells. For example, ground water generally exists nearer the surface and in larger quantities in valleys rather than in upland areas. In effect, the water table is not always a level surface, but rather a subdued version of the ground surface (fig. 1). A geologic map also can be useful in an area where ground water is virtually nonexistent in bedrock formations, but is plentiful in an adjacent alluvial aquifer along a major river. This is typical of some eastern Kansas locations, such as the example shown in fig. 6 in northwestern Douglas County. In section 28, a well drilled in the alluvial aquifer (shown in yellow on the map) that lies along the Kansas River has a reported yield of 900 gallons per minute (gpm). A well drilled into limestone and shale bedrock, less than a half-mile away, in section 33, has a reported yield of 0.5 gpm. The latter well does not yield enough water even for domestic use, whereas the former yields enough water for large-scale irrigation. In this case, such information pinpoints where successful wells may or may not be drilled.
When a task is once begun never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor, great or small, do it well or not at all.
We all want to get stuff done, whether it’s the work we have to do so we can get on with what we want to do, or indeed, the projects we feel are our purpose in life. To that end, here’s a collection of 50 hacks, tips, tricks, and mnemonic devices I’ve collected that can help you work better.
Second, A.R.S. § 45-454(E) provides that A.R.S. § 45-454(C) does not prohibit the drilling of a replacement exempt well for an existing lawful exempt well if the replacement well does not increase the total number of operable exempt wells on the well owner’s land.