Measuring Your Well Depth

Your well depth is the distance from ground level to the solid rock at the very bottom of your well shaft. 

To determine your static water level yourself, you'll need
  • A small fishing weight
  • 200 feet, or more, of a lightweight fishing line or kite string.

If you previously measured the static water level, you can use the same line. Just remove the bobber from the line.

How to Measure
  • Lower until you feel slack.
  • Mark the line at the top edge of the casing.
  • Pull out and measure. This is your well depth - the distance to the bottom of the well shaft.