We drill water wells up to 1000 feet deep. We install submersible pumps in domestic and/or livestock wells. We install solar water systems for homes and livestock wells. We are your local Pentair Sta-Rite pump dealer.
Services We Provide
Water Well Drilling
A drilled well consists of a hole bored into the ground, with the upper part being lined with casing. The casing prevents the collapse of the borehole walls and prevents surface or subsurface contaminants from entering the water supply. The casing also provides housing for a pump and for the pipe that moves water from the pump to the surface.
Below the casing, the lower portion of the borehole is the intake through which water enters the well. The intake may be an open hole in solid bedrock or it may be screened and gravel-packed, depending upon the geologic conditions.
Once the well is completed, it is bailed or pumped to develop the well and determine the yield. Many areas need further work after drilling to remove fine material remaining from the drilling process so that water can more readily enter the well. Possible development methods include compressed air (blowing), bailing, jetting, surging, or pumping. The quantity of water (yield test) is usually measured during development. The minimum test time is one hour. After proper disinfection, the well is capped to provide sanitary protection until it is hooked into the customer’s system. Well caps require an air vent. The purpose of the vent is to equalize the air pressure between the inside of the casing and the atmosphere, and to release unpleasant or explosive lighter-than-air gases. If such gases are present and the well is enclosed in a building or confined space, the air vent should always be extended to the outside atmosphere. The vent pipe must be shielded and screened to prevent the entry of foreign material such as insects into the well. Contact us for a free quote!
An application to appropriate groundwater must be filed. Click here to be taken to the Wyoming State Engineer's Office to print the form.
A pump is used to push or lift water from the well into your household plumbing. The correct size of pump and pump motor depends on the well diameter, the water level in the well, the number of plumbing fixtures, the amount of water use, and the peak water demand. Peak demand usually occurs during the morning and evening hours. Pumps are rated in gallons per minute (gpm) and pump motors are rated in horsepower (hp). A typical pump for domestic use might have a 10 gpm pump with a ½ hp motor. Special water needs — such as for irrigation, heat pumps, or livestock — can increase peak demand and require a larger pump. A submersible pump, which is the type most often used in drilled wells, consists of a pump and motor unit, typically 3½ inches in diameter and 2 to 3 feet long. The pump is placed directly into a 4" or larger well, below the water level. A pressure tank contains water under pressure. As water is pumped into the tank, it compresses the air in the tank until the pressure reaches a preset level — typically from 40 to 60 pounds per square inch (psi) — which automatically shuts off the pump. When a faucet is opened, the air pressure in the tank forces water through the pipes until the pressure drops to another preset level — usually from 20 to 40 psi — which starts the pump again. A pressure switch starts and stops the pump at the preset pressure levels, and allows the system to work automatically. Back Country Enterprises generally uses Pentair Sta-Rite pumps. Contact us for a free quote!
LORENTZ technology uses the power of the sun to pump water, sustaining and enhancing the life of millions of people, their livestock and crops.
LORENTZ solar pumps serve three main application areas, Drinking Water for people and livestock, Irrigation of crops, from smallholdings to large commercial farms and for swimming pool circulation/filtration which we call Responsible Leisure.
LORENTZ also designs and manufactures solar tracking systems which improve the water yield from solar pump systems and maximize return on investment for grid tie systems. They call this application Solar Capture. Contact us for free quote.