Adding A Well? 3 Things To Consider

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.

1. Permits

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.

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Children and Remodeling Projects Can Co-exist

When my family realized that we were "outgrowing" our home, we decided to peruse the local homes for sale, but didn't find any suitable for our family. We didn't want to move too far, because our children were thriving in our local schools. We then decided that remodeling our current home was a much better option, but we weren't sure if we could still live our daily lives normally while the work was being performed. We also worried that our littlest ones would pester the workers or end up in hazardous situations. When the project started, we quickly learned that it would be much less chaotic than we expected. Our little ones loved watching the workers, and it turned out to be a great learning experience for us all! I decided to start a blog to help other families considering home improvement projects, so come back soon for tips!


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