Saturday, February 14, 2015

Should You Install Water Well?

Many of us are looking for ways to save on utilities these days. Cutting back on some of these monthly expenses can save a lot of cash. So if you are thinking on how to save on water, building a well can be the ideal investment. Installing water well is one of those investments that have guaranteed returns.

Low cost
First, owning water well means you’ll no longer have to pay water usage fees to the municipal. You have your own private water well which you can rely on at all times. You can even take advantage of the federal and state tax credit options availed for those who want to install water well in their property. Doing this can make the installation more affordable for you.

Safe drinking water
Water from the well is actually very safe compared to the public water that is treated with numerous chemicals which are known to undermine your health in the long run. So long as the well is properly installed and securely covered, you don’t have to worry about the safety of water from the well. Water is filtered naturally and it doesn’t contain any additives or chemicals like chlorine and fluoride which are used to treat public water.

Tasty water
A well that has been adequately maintained provides safe and tasty drinking water. The main reason why well water is so refreshing is because it has been filtered naturally as opposed to adding chemicals and additives. It’s natural and safer than municipal water so long as the well is properly maintained.

Go green
Installing a well in your property is certainly a way of going green. The water that is supplied by the municipal contains chemicals, which can easily be released in the environment and cause harm to living animals and plants. But if we all installed water wells and used naturally filtered water in our homes, we will be helping to safeguard our environment.

Easy to maintain

A well that has been properly installed will not present any serious challenges and maintenance demands. So long as the casing is left properly secured and free from damage, you don’t have to worry about contamination. You can also take note of any changes in the color, odor and taste of the water that is coming from the well and perform regular tests to make sure it’s free from contaminants. Thorough inspection can be done once a year. With well water, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on regular maintenance. Ask your contractor to advice on how often you need to test the well water. To reduce the risk of contamination, keep toxic materials away from the well. Household cleaners, pesticides and herbicides can easily find their way in the septic system and contaminate the well water so make sure you keep them inside the house. You may even consider switching to alternate household cleaners like baking soda, vinegars and avoid chemical fertilizers to maintain a healthy garden.

Posted By: The Well Man