If you are considering having a water well drilled on your property, you may wonder whether or not you should undertake this endeavor. Having your own well water does have its advantages. Here are a few of them:
You don't have to pay for your water.
If you have used city water up until now, you realize that you have to pay a monthly fee based on the amount of water that you use. In addition, during spring and summer months, when water may be more scarce due to high amounts of evaporation, the use of swimming pools and the watering of yards, the city may place restrictions on the amount of water that you can use. Using your own well water allows you to use as much water as you would like free of charge.
With well water, there are fewer dangerous chemicals Included.
Some people are concerned about the number of chemical additives that are used to treat the public water in their area. Thus, many people choose to buy filters for their water, such as filtered water pitchers or refrigerators with filtered water dispensers. However, if you own your own water well, the well filtration system removes unwanted elements without the addition of undesirable chemicals. As a result, your well water is pure without the expense of additional filtration.
Well water tastes better.
Sometimes, city water that you drink directly from a tap tastes much different than well water. Well water has a mild, soft taste. Due to the added chemicals used during processing, city water may have more of a metallic taste.
Well water usually includes less pollutants.
Often, city water is exposed to a larger number of pollutants. Factories and other industrial applications can pollute the water and make it necessary for the water to go through extensive processing to make the water safer for drinking. Well water is usually not exposed to the same pollutants. The owner just has to ensure that the well is drilled a good distance away from any septic tanks on the property.
Well water can benefit your family for generations.
Once a well is installed on your property, as long as you keep the property and the well is operational, your family is able to benefit. Years after you have passed, your children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy clean water that is not dependent on city water sources.
If you are considering having a well drilled on your property, contact a well drilling professional in your area, such as one from Rippe Well Service INC.