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Your Questions Answered

  • WHAT DOES MY WATER WELL AND PUMP SYSTEM LOOK LIKE?
    Individual systems can vary, but the provided graphic will give you a general idea of what your system looks like.
  • WHAT TYPE OF REGULAR MAINTENANCE DOES MY WELL REQUIRE?
    Proactive well maintenance can greatly improve your water quality, help prevent problems, or prevent current issues from worsening. We encourage you to review this document from the PA Department of Environmental Protection for further information.
  • WHAT IS A WELL LINER AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
    A liner can be used to repair a well with a damaged or perforated well casing. Additionally, a liner can be utilized to block undesired layers of water that may flow into the well (like layers with sediment or contamination). Liners are basically a sleeve of PVC pipe with a "packer." The packer is a plug that is installed in the space between the casing and the sleeve at a location below the well casing or below the undesired water layer. This effectively isolates the unwanted parts of the well from the well pump and the desired water. Liners are limited to 6-inch wells and larger as the liner must be a minimum of 4 inches. Any smaller, and the submersible pump will not fit into the liner.
  • WHAT WARRANTIES ARE OFFERED FOR YOUR SYSTEMS?
    Find your system's warranty here.
  • DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?
    Yes! See our financing options here.
  • WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A WELL PUMP?
    The average life span of a water pump is 15-18 years, but can be affected by several factors. A water pump’s duty cycle plays a large role in how long it will last. (A duty cycle is how often the pump runs throughout the day.) Motor quality and size of the pump, water sediment, and type of pump are also determining factors.
  • IS THE WATER QUALITY BETTER THE DEEPER THE WELL?
    The depth of the well typically does have an effect on the quality of water. The deeper the well, the further away from potential ground contaminants and pollutants.
  • CAN WELLS GO DRY?
    Typically, no. If your well is not producing water it is typically a pump issue, a screen issue or some other issue. Our experts can deduce the problem.

Proudly Serving Western Pennsylvania & NE Ohio

Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection was first established as a small, hometown drilling firm near Greenville, PA in 1967. Now serving just about all of Northwestern PA, we focus on water well drilling and water treatment services for our community. In 1983, we entered into the environmental and geo-technical field. In that time, we have evolved into one of the largest and most professional exploratory drilling firms. We proudly serve Mercer, PA; Meadville, PA; Grove City, PA; Canfield, OH; Cortland, OH, and the surrounding area We bring highly experienced drillers and well-maintained equipment to every job site. By taking great pride in our work and our customers, we have developed a strong reputation for quality, integrity, and fairness in all services we provide.  We provide water wells, submersible and jet pumps, water tanks, softeners, iron-breaker and sulfur removal systems, UV disinfection systems, reverse osmosis, well chlorination and maintenance, well clean-outs, and more.  Hollow-Stem Auger, Air & Water Rotary, & Cable Tool Drilling Techniques Pump Installation Water Testing Water Well Drilling Well & Water System Design Well Repair Environmental & Geo-Technical Drilling Services  Our firm is a state DOT prequalified drilling contractor with vast experience in system controls & maintenance and water treatment techniques for both the private and industrial sector for virtually all system sizes.  Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection maintains a full fleet, including eight drill rigs, 15 support trucks, and all of the necessary manpower and equipment to facilitate projects of all sizes. We are also certified by the National Groundwater Association and have licensing in five states.  PA licensed well driller, No. 1142 OH Private Water Systems Contractor, No. 000315 NY Water Well Contractor License, No. NYRD10300 WV licensed well drillers on staff (individual licenses) PA Home Improvement Contractor, No. 135958 PennDOT Prequalified Geo-technical Drilling Contractor (E1 Status) National Drilling Association, Monitor Well Construction Certified Surety Bond, City of Pittsburgh Public Works PA Inspection Station (No. AE94) / DOT Safety Inspection Mechanic on-staff OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Training OSHA-8-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Refresher Training In-House Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) DOT Drug & Alcohol Consortium Member (DOT-compliant testing program)DOT-compliant supervisor training (including Reasonable Suspicion Training)
National Drilling Association Safety Guideline Manual E-Rail safe Certified Chemical and Electrical Engineer on staff National Groundwater Association (NGWA) membership

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