Water is a surprisingly precious resource. Despite the fact over 70% of the planet is covered in water, droughts are a frequent issue across the globe.
In fact, 2022 has seen some of the worst droughts on record. It’s no wonder more people are considering having a private well on their property.
If you’re one of them then you should note that it is surprisingly easy to drill a borehole and line it. But, you will need good quality rock augers to ensure the job is done properly.
Then, you can enjoy these four benefits.
1. Cost Saving
The most obvious benefit is that you’ll save money in the long term. There is a cost involved in drilling a private well.
Alongside this, you’ll need to use a pump to bring the water to the surface and you’ll need to run it through your own treatment plant. These are mainly upfront costs with a small amount of electricity used daily.
The benefit is never having to pay water bills again. Add in a solar panel and a private well can effectively give you water for free in the long term.
When water falls from the sky it is pure. However, on its way to the reservoirs, it picks up contaminants in the soil and rocks. Some of these are minerals, others are bacteria and chemicals left by humans. Pesticides are a particularly good example.
This makes the water dangerous to drink and is why it’s treated at the water plant before being sent to your home. Unfortunately, the water can pick up additional contaminants between the plant and your home.
However, if you have a private well with your own mini-treatment plant, you know the quality of your water and that it is clean.
3. It’s Reliable
Droughts are becoming more commonplace as there simply isn’t enough rainfall to sustain our current use of water. That means there is a real possibility of the water board rationing the supply or even being unable to deliver any water.
Having your own private well means you will still have a water supply even if the reservoirs are dried up. The key to this benefit is making sure the well is deep enough at the start.
That means, taking it past the existing water level below the soil. The result is you will have a steady and reliable supply of water.
4. Adds Value
People are becoming increasingly interested in how to be self-sufficient. Part of this is adding solar panels to houses. But, wells are also an important step toward self-sufficiency and reducing the cost of living.
By installing a private well you will make your home more attractive to buyers. That means, if you ever decide to sell it will be easier and, thanks to the additional interest, your home will sell for more.
That can even cover the cost of installing the well, increasing the savings associated with a private well.