If you are building a new home on a rural property where there is no city water available, you'll need to have a water well drilled. You'll also need to make several decisions regarding the well, which you may be unfamiliar with if you've never lived on a property with well water. Here's what you need to know.
Drill the Well Before Construction of Your New Home Begins
You should try to have the well drilled before the construction of your house begins, particularly because it can be quite difficult to navigate the drilling equipment on the property when there are structures and other vehicles and equipment in the way. The location of your future home and other structures, including the driveway, should be staked out before the water well drilling service begins their work. That way, they'll know where your house and any other structures will be located.
Choose Between Conventional and Constant Pressure Pumps
In order to get the water out of the well and into your home, a well pump will need to be installed. You can choose between a conventional pump that turns on and off depending on when you turn your water on and off, or you can select a constant pressure pump that speeds up or slows down depending on your water usage. Your water well drilling service can help you choose which one will work best for your family.
Decide If You Want Additional Devices
Most well water is high in mineral content and is considered hard water. Some well water is more acidic than homeowners prefer. Due to these circumstances, some homeowners choose to install water treatment systems to clean and/or soften the well water. Speak with your plumber for more information on water treatment devices and the installation of them during your home's construction.
Another device that you may also opt for is a holding tank. This may be a good idea if you live in an area where there are intermittent power outages, such as rolling outages during the hottest months of the year. You should consider installing a holding tank because the well pump will not work to pump water out of the well during a power outage. Alternatively, you can install a generator to use in the event of a power outage or install a solar-powered water pump to use continually or as a backup for when you have power outages.
For more information, contact a local business that provides water well drilling.Share