It is a common misconception that private water wells are only used by homeowners in remote rural areas. According to the 2017 US Census American Housing Survey, 13 million households in America have their own water wells. While it may be the only option for homeowners in remote areas, others have chosen to have their own well. Why? The answer to that question lies in the various benefits private water well drilling provides.
Independence from Your Municipality
With private water well drilling, you aren’t dependent on a municipal source for your water supply. Although some homeowners find city water to be more convenient, it does have its own drawbacks. With city water, reliability and contamination are often concerns. In many municipalities, issues with the water supply aren’t discovered until it is disrupted like when a water main breaks. Repairing a broken water main can take days. You can use bottled water for drinking. However, daily activities that involve wastewater such as showering, washing dishes, doing the laundry, and even flushing the toilet will be difficult, if not impossible, until the water main is fixed.
Contamination from cracked or broken pipes in the municipal water supply system is another concern. Contamination can also occur from chemical spills or a failure at your municipality’s water treatment plant. By the time that contamination is discovered and the public notified, it may have already spread to thousands of homes including yours. To avoid contamination, you will have to boil your water before using it until the contamination has been neutralized. Private water well drilling will provide you with a more reliable water supply.
Better Tasting Water
How many people do you know who have city water but only drink bottled water? Probably quite a few. That is because all the additives used to purify city water often make it taste funny. Even if your tap water tastes fine, do you really want to be consuming chemicals such as chlorine? Taste isn’t the only reason those households with city water are drinking bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water can also contain chemicals you might not want to be ingesting. Private water well drilling can help you avoid such chemicals and provide water that tastes great.
Skip the Municipal Water Bill
Despite the initial cost of private water well drilling, having your own well could save you money in the long run. The cost to put in a private well will vary depending on the depth and other factors. However, you will no longer have to cringe when the water bill comes. You can use your water freely. You won’t have to limit shower time or neglect watering the garden to save on your water bill. Not to mention, you won’t need to keep buying bottled water. On average, Americans spend $100 dollars a year on bottled water and that’s for one person. Imagine if you have a large household! While it’s true that water well drilling can be a significant investment, once it’s done, there is only regular testing and occasional maintenance to worry about.
Private Well Water is Healthier
As opposed to your municipal water supply, water from water well drilling is healthier. Well water is purified naturally through layers of rock and stored in natural underground aquifers. In addition to not containing all the chemicals, well water contains essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Well Water Drilling is Eco-friendly
The chemicals and huge amounts of energy used for the treatment of municipal water supplies are tough on our environment. Whereas with water well drilling, there is very little impact on the environment. The water is naturally purified so there is no need for harsh chemicals and only a minimal amount of energy is required to power the well pump.
Professional Water Well Drilling
If you are considering private water well drilling, A1 Well Drilling and Pump Service can help. With four generations of experience and quality workmanship, we offer water well drilling as well as a variety of other services. We also offer the custom design and installation of various water well systems. We are available 24/7 throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Middlesex, and Mercer Counties. Contact us for all your water well and pump needs.