Are you're thinking of drilling a water well to complement your existing sources or as the primary avenue of water itself? If so, you should know that several factors determine the exact distance of ground penetration (with that question itself being one of those considerations), most notably the separation between the surface and the water
7 Tips on Protecting Your Private Drinking Water Well A private well is one that is owned privately. It supplies water to a single private property and not to the public through any social or commercial activity. Private wells are not regulated by authorities. They are shallow and are located near commercial or residential developments.