One of the safest sources of water is the water that comes from your own well. Of course, not everyone can access this sort of water, but if you can, it’s well worth your time and effort to have an unlimited supply of clean drinking water all for the cost of drilling the well. Well Drilling, of course, is usually best done by a professional company, as most homeowners don’t have the necessary equipment available to put in a proper well. In most areas there are some regulations that have to be followed, but if you put the well in properly, you’ll have safe delicious drinking water for only pennies a day.
One of the most important considerations in Well Drilling is the well placement. Most wells are regulated so that they are not placed anywhere near a septic tank or drain-field. To have a permit issued for a well, most agencies will make certain the well is at least 50′ from a septic tank and 100′ from a drain-field to avoid any possible contamination of the water.
It’s also important to plan ahead when selecting the location of your well. Keep the area free of trees or other hazards that will potentially make it difficult to access the site if your well needs to be serviced in years to come. It’s also a good idea to think ahead and place the well away from any possible future construction projects you may do to your home. If there is a possibility of pool construction or an addition to the home, consider this now so the well won’t need to be relocated at that time.
Before digging commences, it’s imperative to know where all the underground utility lines are located on your property. If you aren’t certain of the location, a quick call to a location service is all it takes to have the lines properly marked. This can avoid costly and dangerous accidents from happening.
A professionally installed well will give you an endless supply of fresh water that is safer to drink than anything you can purchase. Of course, it’s a good idea to test your well water at least once a year to make certain that it is free of contaminants, as bottled drinking water companies have to do frequently too. A properly installed well will give you a safe source of drinking water for many years to come.