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3 Misconceptions About Private Water Wells

by Dawn Henry

One of the main benefits of having a private well is that you will not have to pay a monthly bill for your water usage. This can save you a tremendous amount of money over time. Unfortunately, many people have a negative impression about water wells because they believe myths. By understanding the truth behind these common misconceptions, you will be able to see the real benefits of having a private water well.

Wells Dry Up

You may have heard the saying, "when the well runs dry," which could affect how well you think a water well works. Although possible, a well running dry is very rare and not something you should worry about, especially if the well was installed and maintained properly.

Private wells should be drilled deep enough to reach the aquifer below the property. This aquifer is basically an underground river that is constantly replenished by rain, sleet, snow, and ice. Since most local areas experience rain, sleet, snow, and ice throughout the year, the aquifer will always have a supply of water.

If your local area experiences an extreme drought or the well was not drilled deep enough, there is a chance of it running dry. Again, it is very rare.

Well Water Is Poor Quality

Another common misconception people believe is that well water not only has an unappealing taste, but that it is actually dangerous. Fortunately, this is another myth so you can rest assured your well water tastes and smells fine. In addition, it is safe for consumption.

One important fact you should know is that municipal water, such as city water sources, must be tested regularly to ensure it is safe for consumption. There is no regulation on private water wells, though, so you or the owner of the property where the private well is installed should have the water tested periodically.

Because you have control over testing and the filtration of your water, private water wells can actually be of better quality than water from municipal sources.

Private Wells are Expensive

Finally, if you are like many people, you may believe a private well is too expensive. This myth also has some truth behind it.

If you do not already have a private well, the drilling and installation can be an overwhelming expense. However, over time, the cost of installing a private well can be a worthwhile investment because you will no longer have a monthly water bill.

If you are moving into a home with a private well or you are considering drilling for a private well, understanding the truth behind these common misconceptions is smart. 

For more information, contact companies like MacKay Bruce Pump & Well Drilling Service Inc.