If you’re thinking about building a home, or even if you’re just trying to make your existing one work better for you, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Just like water problems! Good thing that this can be resolved by owning a water well.
Having a water well means that you can use the water whenever you want without worrying about how much it costs. It also gives you control over the quality of your home’s drinking supply.
And when there are no restrictions on where you live (like in some cities), being able to get clean, safe drinking water is so important! No more dealing with a water shortage or interruptions to your water supply. You can also save money by not having to pay an expensive monthly bill for public utility services.
Below, we’ll go into detail about why you should install a well in your home and how a professional does it.
Water Well Installation
Installing a water well on your property is not as difficult as you might think. It just takes a little research, some elbow grease, the right tools, and the help of expert contractors like Darr Drilling.
Below are some factors you may need to consider:
The first step is to call your local zoning department to make sure that you can install a water well in your area. There may be restrictions on how deep you can drill, how close the well can be to your home or other buildings, and more.
Once you have permission from the local zoning department, the next step is to find out exactly where the best place to drill the well will be. You’ll need to consult with an expert at this point: a well-drilling company like Darr Drilling that has experience dealing with wells in your area.
They’ll take into account various factors like soil type, location of underground springs and aquifers, and other geological conditions to determine the best place to locate your well.
Then Installation Process
The installation process involves digging a hole and placing a case into the ground. The casing protects against soil contamination as well as keeps groundwater from entering the bore shaft.
Once the casing is in place, concrete is poured around the outside of it creating an underground wall that will hold back water from entering the shaft.
The next step involves drilling through rock until a source of water is found 100 feet below ground level. This process can take several days depending on how much rock there is between layers of soil where groundwater lies.
Once this source has been found, holes are drilled through rock until water starts flowing out into an area where it can be collected safely without contaminating it with dirt or debris brought up from drilling through rock layers below ground level.
Ask your local water bore drilling experts to learn more!
Benefits of Having Your Own Water Well
You might be surprised to learn that there are several benefits to having your own water well. The following are just a few:
1). Access to an Abundant Supply of Water
Did you know that municipal water treatment facilities are often required to add chlorine and fluoride to city water? The logic behind this practice is to keep people healthy by reducing sickness-causing germs but it may also be adding toxic chemicals to your drinking fountain.
When you have a water bore, you and your family get to drink the purest water possible. That’s because water is purified at the source through the drilling process, and it’s not treated with potentially harmful chemicals.
Even if your well is in a community or city, you still benefit from the natural filtration of groundwater as it travels through soil.
2). Have Water During Emergencies
Because you don’t need to rely on city water, you won’t need to worry about power outages affecting your plumbing systems.
Even if the power goes out during an ice storm, you’ll still be able to run your faucets and flush your toilets! Similarly, you won’t have to worry about sump pump failures during heavy rainstorms or snowmelt periods, because your sump pump will run off well water instead of municipal supply lines that are vulnerable to flooding and freezing temperatures.
Having your own water source can be very convenient. If you need to fill a pool or do yard work, you don’t have to worry about bringing in water by truck. This can save money and time when it comes to filling up swimming pools or working on the yard.
Also, if you live in a rural area or have experienced water restrictions in the city, having your own well can be very useful during times when city water is not available.
- Water well: always ready.
- No water delivery company to deal with
- No water delivery system means no delivery charges, either.
- No more heavy lifting of water containers
4). Amazing Health Benefits
You may not realize it, but water is the most important element of your health. All cells, organs, and tissues in your body need water to function properly.
Drinking enough water can help you lose weight, treat headaches and back pain, prevent diseases and cancer, keep skin healthy and help with digestion.
Water from a borewell has a variety of health benefits over other forms of drinking water:
- Water from the town’s municipal supply is often treated with harsh chemicals like chlorine that can damage your hair and skin over time. Bore water is less likely to have these chemicals added to it. This means hair that’s shinier and healthier than ever before! (Not to mention you’ll save money on expensive salon products.)
- On top of having fewer chemicals added in processing, bore water is also generally purer overall than town water because it comes directly from the ground rather than being collected from rivers or lakes which are more susceptible to pollution. This means smoother skin and stronger nails! (Not to mention you’ll save money on expensive anti-aging creams.)
- If you’re a fan of bottled water for its taste but hate buying case after case at steep prices, bore wells are an excellent solution for you! You’ll get crisp tasting mineralized spring water straight from the source year-round without having to worry about recycling dozens of plastic bottles every month or lugging heavy cases up two flights of stairs all while saving tons of money each year!
5). Save Money on Your Water Bill
One of the most significant benefits of having your own water well is that you will no longer have a water bill! Once your system is installed, the only monthly expense that you will have to account for is the electric bill to run your pump.
If you currently pay for your water bill, renovating your home or installing appliances that require a lot of water can quickly get expensive. Your water well contractor should provide you with a complete estimate of what it will cost to install all necessary equipment as well as the cost to drill and complete your well.
Your initial investment may seem like a lot but consider how much money you are going to save over time by not having a water bill each month!
6). Investment to Increase Your Property Value
It’s an investment in your property value. Even if you plan on living in your home long-term, you never know what might happen in tomorrow’s economy.
A well makes your house attractive to potential buyers because they won’t need access to public utilities if they decide to move there themselves!
There are many benefits to utilizing a well instead of relying on community water, and with a little bit of work, it’s easy to see why so many Australian homeowners are ditching their neighborhood water and digging their own well!