There are two main ways that your home can receive water: either through a municipal water supply or through a private water source on your property. Private wells are not just for rural areas that don't have access to a municipal supply: in fact, having your own water source carries a number of distinct benefits over municipal water.
Understanding the benefits that a private water source has to offer can help you decide whether or not installing a well on your property is the right choice for you and your home.
Installing a private well on your property can help you save money in the long run. Municipal water will cost you for every gallon of water that you use. Even though the price may only be a few cents per gallon, these costs can add up significantly over time, especially for large households.
Wells don't carry any costs associated with the supply of water to your home. Instead, you'll only have to pay for the electricity cost of the well pump, which is much less than paying for your entire water usage each month.
While it's important to note that there are installation costs associated with putting a private well into your home, you should keep in mind that the cost savings of your well will slowly pay down that cost. Further, this lower cost of operation can help protect you against water price increases in the future.
It's also important to note that installing a well on your property can boost your property value if you ever decide to sell your home. While this won't result in immediate cost savings, it does represent an investment that may pay off later on down the road.
Well water is immune to many of the problems that plague municipal water supplies, since it uses filters and other protection techniques on a much smaller scale. This means that you won't be affected by broken water mains, boil advisories or any other problems that may suddenly manifest themselves in the area around you.
This is especially relevant in areas that experience droughts: the aquifers deep beneath the ground will provide your home with water even if it hasn't rained for days. This means that you can continue to water your lawn even when there are watering bans implemented.
While the well pump installed with many wells will be rendered useless in the event of a power outage, remember that you can always use a generator as a backup power source. In fact, some well pumps even come with a backup battery power source already installed in them, giving you even greater peace of mind.
Filtration and Sustainability
Another key consideration with having a private well installed on your property is the fact that it is naturally filtered by the ground and by filters installed in your plumbing. This means that you won't be exposed to chlorine and fluoride, which is used in municipal water supplies. While these chemicals are safe to drink, some people do have a sensitivity to them even in trace amounts.
Further, since you are not relying on a large filtration plant, which uses a great deal of energy, to filter and provide your water, you are reducing your overall environmental impact and making your home a greener more sustainable place to live.
If you have any questions regarding wells or your home's water supply, you can contact our team of highly trained professionals at Moss Well Drilling, Inc. We will be more than happy to guide you through the well installation process and address any concerns that you may have.