Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Paradise ponders... Elray the well driller is now down to 190'. The water we hoped to find at around 120' didn't materialize, dang it, so we've got to go deeper to the water layers that are sure to be there – but with much more iron in the water. At 180' he struck a source of very “dirty” water, full of clay washings – no good at all for a well. Then at 192' he struck a layer of sandstone so soft that the drill cut faster than in clay. That layer was full of water – but also full of sand from the sandstone. Elray knows from hard experience that a well tapping that sort of geology is unreliable. So tomorrow he'll go even deeper.