With all the controversy that has happened in the past few years with the Flint water crisis, many homeowners have been second-guessing their tap water from municipal services. This is a completely reasonable concern since water that is not treated properly can be extremely harmful to you and your family. The crisis is causing many homeowners to consider switching to a private well system. While not all municipal water systems will be as dangerous as the situation in Flint, water well installation can offer several benefits that a public water system can’t provide.
Accessibility and Reliability
The best part about having a private well on your property is that you always have access to a reliable water supply. Depending on where you live, you may not have access to a municipal water supply, which would make it nearly impossible to get clean water without a well. Even if you can access public water systems, private water wells are much more reliable. You won’t be depending on the infrastructure of municipal water systems which are not always in the best condition. Also, municipal water systems are much more susceptible to storm damage than your private well would be.
When you have a private well, you can say goodbye to paying a monthly utility bill for municipal water services. The biggest cost you will incur is for water well installation. Once your private well is drilled, the only monthly costs you’ll have related to your well will be for the electricity used to power your well pump. This cost is usually substantially lower than what you would be paying monthly for municipal water services.
Not only will a private well cost you less in the long run, it can actually be a huge pay off when you go to sell your home. For those looking to buy a new home, having a private well already installed is a bonus. A private well adds value to your home, allowing you to ask for a higher price when you sell it.
The water you get from your private well system will most likely be healthier than the water you get from a municipal system. Not to say that municipal water is undrinkable. The issue is that when they treat water to remove all the contaminants, they also take away natural minerals that are beneficial to your health. With well water, you retain all of these naturally occurring minerals. So while municipal water isn’t exactly bad for you, it’s still not as good for you as water from a private well.
Having a private well on your property is healthier for you and for the environment. Private well water is naturally filtered by the earth. Public water systems, on the other hand, use chemicals to treat their water supply and those chemicals often find their way into the environment one way or another. Help the environment, get a private well.
Private Water Well Installation for Your Home
Now that you know the advantages of having a private water well over using municipal water, it’s time to schedule your well drilling. A1 Well Drilling & Pump Service specializes in water well installation. With four generations of industry experience, our team has the knowledge and tools necessary to provide high-quality well drilling and service. Choosing the location for your well can be tricky. Our team will inspect your home to ensure your well is drilled in a prime location, away from harmful contaminants. If you’re ready to have water well installation done at your home, contact us today!