Fresh, high-quality water is an essential part of daily life. For most people in the US municipal water connections allow for clean water every day. However, if a municipal water connection is not a possibility, a well can be a great source of water for your home. Many of those who live in rural areas or off the beaten path use well water for their daily needs. If you are considering drilling a well for your property, here are three things to keep in mind.
The first thing to consider when it comes to drilling a well on your property is whether or not you are allowed to. Permits are needed in most areas across the country before you start drilling. Look into local laws and check with your local government before you start on a well. If you are unsure about whether or not you will be able to add a well to your property, a drilling contractor can help you with your questions. You will also need to know whether or not the water system in your area will be able support a well.
2. The Cost
The cost of drilling a well is also something to consider carefully. How much a well will cost is highly dependent on how deep it needs to be as well as how much water you require for your daily needs. The cost of drilling services can also vary depending on your location and the drilling contractors. The purpose of the well will also have an impact on total cost. Wells for irrigation tend to be pricier than wells for residential home use. On average, it costs between $35 and $55 per square foot to drill a well for irrigation. The cost to drill a residential well averages between $15 and $25 per square foot.
3. Well Pumps and Piping
Another thing to consider when adding a well to your property is that the work isn't finished as soon as the well is finished. You will still need a way to transport that water to where it needs to go. This means that a well pump will be needed along with plumbing and electrical wiring. This can add on average between $2,000 and $8,000 to the total cost of the project. It can also add a few days or even weeks' worth of work to the project as well depending on how much needs to be done.
Well water is what millions of Americans rely on for fresh, clean water for their homes. If you are considering drilling a well, there are a few things to consider. Permits are a must and need to be obtained before drilling. Costs can vary depending on how deep the well needs to be and how much water you require. Well pumps and piping will also be needed to transport water to where it needs to go.
For more information, contact a company like Bohs Well Drilling Inc.