well casing: PVC versus galvanized steel?
I am looking at my water well estimates.
I am in central Texas.
They say they will install as well casing:
4.5" (5"OD) PVC at $3.50 per foot.
620 feet = $2187.5
I googled well casing materials.
"The most common materials for well casing are carbon steel, plastic (most commonly, but not exclusively, PVC), and stainless steel. Different geologic formations dictate what type of casing can be used. For example, parts of the country where hard rock lies underground are known strictly as "steel states."
Residents in some areas have a choice between steel and PVC, both of which have advantages. PVC is lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and relatively easy for contractors to install. However, it is not as strong and not as resistant to heat as steel. Steel, though, is susceptible to corrosion, can have scale build-up, and can cost more than PVC."
Any real life stories on well casing PVC versus steel?
$3.50 per foot sound reasonable?