If you live far enough out of town, then you probably use a well for water. If your well has started to go dry, then you are going to need to make sure that you have a way to get water to your house. Generally, that involves digging a new well. Getting your new well dug isn't as easy as just calling up a company and asking them to come dig in a particular place. There are several things that are going to need to be done in order to make sure that you get a well that has water.
Before the well company comes out to dig, they are going to come out and look over your property. They are going to want to look around to see if they can find a place where water may be showing up naturally or where water may be more likely to show up. When they are looking at your property, they are also going to look at where the current well is to see if they can figure out why the old one is going dry to see if it can be repaired or to see if the reason that it's starting to fail would affect another well. The well company is also going to look at the terrain so they can make sure that they can use the best approach to where they want to dig the well. That way they can make sure that they can get their equipment to the site without damaging your property more than necessary.
Once they've found a spot that looks like it will be a good place for a well, the digging company will sink a test bore down. They are going to see if there is water, how far down it is, and if it's good. They will test the quality of the water to make sure that it's safe for you to drink. The water will be tested for various contaminants as well as any bacteria which may cause illness. Only after all the testing has been done will it be time for your well to be dug.
If your old well is starting to fail, then you need to have a well digging company like Elk Point Drilling Corp come in and help you either get the old one fixed or a new one dug so that you can continue to have water at your house.