Addressing 3 Common Myths Regarding Private Wells

16 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Water is imperative in your home for your family's needs. While some homes receive their water from the city or county, an estimated 13 million households have private wells. Even though these wells are initially overwhelming to install, they can be great options because you will not have to pay a monthly water bill. Unfortunately, some people believe a few myths associated with private wells. This guide will help you learn the truth behind a few common myths regarding residential water wells.

Poor Water Quality

One of the most common misconceptions about well water is that the quality is lacking especially when compared to city water. The opposite is actually true.

Each year, municipal utility companies must issue reports documenting the state of their water quality. Many people believe this means the quality is always at its best, but again, this is not true.

Even though you may be surprised to learn, many municipal systems allow different minerals and chemicals that can be dangerous and unhealthy into their water supply.

With the right installation, filtration, and usage, your private well's water quality will be not only healthier, but also more pleasant to see and taste.

Private Wells Dry Up

Another common myth you may believe is that a well will eventually dry up, leaving you and your family without the water necessary for bathing, cleaning, and cooking. Thankfully, this is also untrue as long as your well is properly drilled and installed.

It is important that your well is drilled deep enough to reach the aquifer, which is basically an underground river that flows through the rock around and beneath your property. Rain, sleet, and snow will continuously replenish the aquifer, making sure your well always has a supply of water from the "river."

Unless your local area experiences a severe drought that lasts for a long period of time, you will most likely never encounter the problem of a well running dry. If you do have concerns, consult a well water professional to ensure the well has been drilled to the specific depth.

Too Expensive

If you have the option of deciding whether or not to have a private well on your property, you may think the cost is too expensive.

While the drilling and installation of a water well for your home can be time-consuming and initially costly, a private well is a great investment for your home and budget. Not only will you be able to enjoy an endless supply of clean, healthy water for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and even irrigation purposes, but you will also avoid paying a water bill to your local utility company each month. Contact a service, like Wells Water Well Drilling & Repair, for more help.