A Little History
As a 3rd generation family owned business that started in 1914, Born Well Drilling Inc. has a long history of providing High-quality full well drilling and repair service to the areas surrounding Waseca and Owatonna for over 100 years.
The business was started by Albert Born, back in Good Thunder. Albert Born was raised on the farm, but he became interested in this work when the neighbors were drilling a well. He worked for a well-driller for 4-5 years and then went into business by himself. Don Born started with the company in 1938 and his brother Stanley, started in 1955. Albert had moved from Good Thunder to Meriden and eventually wounded up in Waseca in 1950, where they built the original building and since then have added on storage rooms, work space and parking for the equipment the company owns. In 2010 cousins Dennis and Rodney Born took over the company and are still active in the day to day business today.
We are known for the quality of our work, we do the complete job, from drilling to pump repair in order to help keep your water flowing.
When you need expert services at an affordable price, call out team of experienced professionals. Our technicians work on all makes of water pumps.
We are state certified for sealing of abandoned wells, and licensed, insured, and bonded by the state of Minnesota.
Licensed Bonded and Insured well driller #1401
Proud Members of
- MN Water Well Association
- National Groundwater Association
- American Ground Water Trust
Links of Interest
Mn Department of Health http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/wells/index.html
MN County well index http://mdh-agua.health.state.mn.us/cwi/cwiViewer.htm
Water Fun Facts!
- To produce one barrel of beer for example, takes 1,500 gallons of water.
- A human can live more than a month without food, but only as much as a week without water.
- Human blood is 83% water.
- Raindrops are not tear-shaped: they look more like the shape of a small hamburger bun.
- 70% of the Earth is covered with water but only about 1% of the world’s water is readily available for human use. Nearly 97% is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in the ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all humanity’s needs.
- Of the total liquid freshwater on earth, about 98% is ground water and 2% is surface water.
- Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
- On a average, a 25-foot by 40-foot grass lawn consumes more than 27,000 gallons of water annually.
- More than 39,000 gallons of water is used to manufacture a new car, including tires.
- The tallest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela with a total drop of 3,212 feet.
- Water regulates the Earth’s temperature.
- Water is the only mineral that is found naturally on Earth in three forms; liquid, gas, solid.
- More than half (63%) our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toilet.
- There are billions of water molecules in a single drop of water.
- It takes about 800,000 gallons of water to grow an acre of cotton.
- 7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
- More than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal water supply, the same place that tap water comes from.
- Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.
- Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
- It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
- The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
- Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water. A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
- A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
- The first water pipes in the US were made from wood (bored logs that were charred with fire).
- A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
- An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.
- Water vaporizes at 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C.