Across the country, numerous property owners rely on a water well system to provide water to their homes and agricultural businesses. However, many property owners will never talk to a water well contractor about having a system installed on their property. Water wells are often looked at as outdated ideas, but using a water well is actually still a highly effective way to get water you need, and it can be more efficient and logical in some areas than relying on public water companies. Here is a look at some of the most common myths about water well systems and the facts you should know.
Myth: Water wells are not legal in most places.
Water wells are not illegal. The only issue you may run into is having restrictions on your property that do not allow well drilling.
Myth: You can't install a water well system if you are already connected to public water.
It is not common for public water companies to have any kind of contract with their customers that restricts them from obtaining water from any other place. In fact, some property owners have a well dug on their property for use on the farm, for their garden, or for other outdoor water-related projects, but they have public water supplied to the house. If you have both, you can always turn to one or the other when you have issues with either the well or the public water supply.
Myth: Wells only make sense for people who live in rural areas.
Wells are not just feasible for people in rural areas; they can be fitting for people in urban areas just the same. You only have to have enough property to access a good drilling point. Of course, in urban areas, you may have to deal with things like zoning restrictions or permits to actually get a well drilled.
Myth: It is more expensive to maintain a water well than just pay your public water bill.
Most people pay a substantial amount of money every year to have water directly fed to their home or business by a public municipal. In contrast, the costs of maintaining a water well can really be much less. It is best if you have the water in your well tested annually for quality, but other than that, you are pretty much getting free water as long as your equipment is in good shape.
To learn more, contact a resource that installs well water systems.