Wolfgang has researched
and written a comprehensive article on wells in SDCR, specifically and you are free to click the .PDF, print it out and refer
Click to read article - Wells in the SDCR by Wolfgang
Typical well depth in the "Valley" ( Elevation 7,500-7,700')
is 110'. In the Sangre De Cristo Ranch Area, below 9,000' wells typically are 150' to 400' deep. In Forbes Park, wells typically
are 200' deep. Typical complete well prices as of April 2011 range from $6,500 to $11,000.
The well driller will usually
obtain the permit from the Colorado Sate Department of Water Resources. Most well permits for 5-acre parcels are for inside
domestic use only. In the Sangre De Cristo Ranches, augmented well permits are available which allow for watering
a small garden, flowers and trees. Well drillers will recommend a high flow rate-up to the permitted 15 gallons/minute. This
results in a much more expensive deeper well with a big pump, which most alternate power systems ( wind and solar) cannot
handle. In Wolfgang's opinion 1-5 gallons per minute is enough. 2 GPM is equivalent to 2880 gallons per day, more than enough
for 99% of households.
We have listed below several well drillers that drill in the San Luis Valley. Since no one
will know the well depth before hand, they will often
quote a cost per foot, mobilization, plus the sum of several parts.
This makes it very difficult to compare estimates. Get at least two estimates and request a fixed price for a complete 110'
and a complete 300' well.
- Heersink Drilling- Specializing in Artesian*Domestic*Monitor* Mountain
- Year Round Water Well Drilling
- 1106 County Rd 12-S -- Alamosa, CO
OJO Springs Drilling &
601 S. Hendren Ave.
Walsenburg, cO 81089
Local People Who Build, Dig, Install, Service--
We can recommend our friend, Stacy Collins of Collins Carpentry for everything
from houses, cabins, excavations, septic systems, to roofs, and whatever you can think of needing. He
has been highly recommended by customers who are using him already for driveways, pads, and septic systems, and he has built
a great cabin for himself in the high country and lives up there most of the summer until late fall. He is finishing
another cabin that is already sold in SDCR. He is a sportsman and loves this part of Colorado, but winters in
Missouri with his family. Contact information:
phone 719-937-1081, or try this cell: 417-955-1606. His email is email@example.com
Our neighbor on Salomon Rd has
built many nice houses in the SDCR Area. He was born in Costilla County and is a great resource for local
permits, regulations and sub-contractors.
is E.C. Cordova and he has contracted some work for us. He may be on vacation in 2017 but we will leave
his name on our list until we find out that he isn't taking new jobs.
E.C. completed a home recently in Unit A-1 for a gentleman from Europe based on his specifications
and the two of them did not meet until after the home was completed. All the business was conducted by phone, email,
fax, letters and TRUST.
His Phone is: 719-379-3293
Keith Hard (De Priest Construction,
LLC) is actively doing many projects in the San Luis Valley area. Recently we have noticed some lovely big homes in
Forbes Park with De Priest Construction signs on them. We have always had good reports from folks using
them and feel good recommending them. At one time he was also representing a line of lower priced,
modular cabins and homes called Sierra Blanca Homes. Keith lives in Blanca. His phone numbers are
719-379-3879, and 719-588-0471.
Keith's brother Don Hard is also doing foundation work and other construction and was working on
a project with EC Cordova across the street from our house. He would be a good person to talk to about your project
and we can get you in touch with him if you let us know.
Another local contractor is Mike Lydeen. He lives at 28416 Pueblo Ave,
Blanca CO 81123. Before moving to Blanca, he held a general contractor's license in California. He is our local expert/ supplier
of solar panels, wind turbines, solar well pumps and all other accessories needed for a self contained power system.
Here is his information:
SUNNY DAZE CONSTRUCTION, LLC - Sales, Service, Installation
of Wind Energy, Solar, Geo-Thermal, ICF's, SIP's, Logs, Excavations, Road Work. Contact Mike Lydeen,
Phone (719) 379-2663 or (719) 580-4910, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rincon Surveyors - Alamosa - click for his website
One of our friends used this surveyor recently and was very satisfied.Eavenson
S 109 RD.Alamosa,
Driveways- Septic Systems
Schweizer does road work. The contact information we have for him is (719) 838-1261
- but that might be his wife's business number. Just ask for him. The Costilla County Planning and Zoning
website lists some approved contractors and are showing a list of people for a lot of jobs: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/costillacounty/planning-zoning-resources. Click "Registered Contractor List."
Scroll through it for the Backhoe and Driveway listing.
Wolfgang recently met Doug Brandt who puts in Septic Systems
in the Valley. He also does cleaning and pumping and repair. His contact info is 719-480-5301 or 719-843-0332.
He also does metal buildings and welding.
For Septic Systems you can also Google the term followed by Alamosa and you will get a list
of people to contact.
COSTILLA COUNTY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Be sure to read the county's guidelines
for building and permits on the link above. It is very informative!