LV Ranch Estates Finishes Phase II Wells, Tapping Into Exceptionally Abundant Water Supply

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The thought of living in the desert is enough to make some people thirsty, which is why long-term water supply is always a consideration when it comes to making an arid habitat a home. Fortunately, LV Ranch Estates perches above plenty of water - water that Garth Owens and his company, Drill-Tech, Inc., have brought to the surface. "It doesn't matter where you drill out there, there's water everywhere - and a lot of it," says Owens, the owner of Prescott-based Drill-Tech, the company drilling the wells for each of the 120 ranch parcels in this 4,900-acre community.

LV Ranch Estates - Parcel View

Where else are you going to find a 40-acre piece parcel that has tremendous ground water, paved roads, underground utilities and backs up against the national forest?

The thought of living in the desert is enough to make some people thirsty, which is why long-term water supply is always a consideration when it comes to making an arid habitat a home. Fortunately, LV Ranch Estates perches above plenty of water - water that Garth Owens and his company, Drill-Tech, Inc., have brought to the surface.

"It doesn't matter where you drill out there, there's water everywhere - and a lot of it," says Owens, the owner of Prescott-based Drill-Tech, the company drilling the wells for each of the 120 ranch parcels in this 4,900-acre community.

Owens has been drilling wells for about 20 years, and he's very familiar with the Arizona landscape and what lies beneath it. He estimates the average well depth in the Prescott area to be between 350 to 500 feet, that is, where there is water to be tapped. By contrast, just outside of town at LV Ranch Estates, in Williamson Valley - a catchall for the recharge from the surrounding mountains and Mint Creek - well depths are much shallower, measuring 100 to 300 feet deep and producing water at a robust 50-plus gallons per minute. These domestic wells take just a day or two to drill and case. And because the water table is shallow and the supply is abundant, Owens says irrigation is an option for future residents of this Prescott, Arizona real estate development who dream of doing a little farming or gardening.

Of the diverse jobs Drill-Tech takes on - some of which require around-the-clock attention for several weeks at a time - the wells at LV Ranch Estates are what Owens dubs "little fun holes." "They're quick," he says.

Fun as the jobs may have been, the crew worked hard to minimize its impact on the land. Owens and LV Ranch Estates developer Peter Gooding studied and walked each parcel to determine the optimal placement of every well, envisioning and marking a pleasing, meandering driveway through each of these Arizona ranches for sale that would lead to the parcel's best homesite. Drill-Tech then entered the property on that "driveway," backing out later on the very same tracks. All of this careful planning was aimed to capitalize on what Owens calls the glory and beauty of LV Ranch Estates: "the size of the lots, the privacy." "Where else are you going to find a 40-acre piece parcel that has tremendous ground water, paved roads, underground utilities and backs up against the national forest?" he asks. His answer: "Next to nowhere!"

LV Ranch Estates also boasts gated entrances, paved roads, underground utilities and high-speed Internet. Its ranch estates (priced from the $400,000s) measure a luxurious 36 to 51 acres each with limited rights to divide. The development is bordered by its namesake working ranch, the award-winning 20,000-acre Las Vegas Ranch, as well as state and national lands ideal for exploration on horseback, mountain bike or foot.

Thanks to proximity to charming Prescott, LV Ranch Estates offers the perfect blend of city and country amenities. Residents can head to town for shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational opportunities, or stay put on their estates to relish the peace and privacy.

LV Ranch Estates is a Northern Arizona real estate development of True West Companies, a Scottsdale, AZ-based company respected for its high-quality, rural residential projects throughout Arizona. True West has developed other residential and ranch-style projects in Coconino, Yavapai and Maricopa Counties. To learn more about LV Ranch Estates and True West Companies, visit http://www.lvranchestates.com. To find out more about nearby Prescott, visit http://www.prescott.com or http://www.cityofprescott.net.

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