You need water. Should you call the well drillers or the municipality?

//You need water. Should you call the well drillers or the municipality?

You need water. Should you call the well drillers or the municipality?

You are going to need water on your property. There is no question about that. The question is, how should you get the water. Should you rely on the municipality, or should you call the well drillers to put a well on your property? There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice. You will have to consider cost, convenience and availability, as well as the risks involved. The costs and risks can be minimized if you know where the water is before you begin to drill.
The first thing to consider is the cost. Well drillers can be expensive, but so can the cost of the water from the city. Which will put you on top? Although drilling a well may have a high initial cost, the expenses once the well is drilled can be lower. You will have to pay for the cost of electricity to pump the water from the well, and pay all the maintenance costs. Connecting your home to the city water supply is also costly but less than drilling a well, however, you will be paying monthly for the water you use. You may have no option but to drill a well, if you are a long way from a municipal supply, or if your property requires a lot of water. Don’t forget that the maintenance costs of the well are your responsibility. Pumping, electrical or piping problems are yours. Also, you may not have water if you lose the electricity. With the municipal supply you don’t have this concern.
If you do decide to drill your own well, there are risks to conventional well drilling. If you call the well drillers first, they will not know where to drill. They usually make educated guesses, if information is available and wild guesses if information is not. This is where a seismic survey is useful. If the well drillers don’t find water when they drill the first hole, you will pay for that empty hole, and pay to have it filled back in, and pay for the next one. If you have a groundwater survey done before the well drillers begin, they will know where to drill to find the water at the yield and quality you need. Groundwater surveyors use seismo-electrical survey equipment to send a pulse down into the ground that sends back information on what is underneath the layers of rocks, sediments and soils. The risk of drilling a water well is considerably eliminated once you are able to know in advance how much water you can get from the well, how fast it will flow and how long it will last.
The most important reason to choose a well over the municipal water supply is availability. Water is becoming scarce and in some cases the supply may be limited or you may be put on a waiting list. If you have adequate groundwater on your property, why not use it? American Water Surveyors has been finding water on private property for years. Their equipment is portable and they will travel anywhere across the southern USA and beyond. Call them before you call the well drillers and take the risk out of your water supply decision. Check out www.wefindwater.com to learn more.

By |2013-05-28T21:31:22+00:00May 28th, 2013|Water Well Drilling|

You need water. Should you call the well drillers or the municipality?

You are going to need water on your property. There is no question about that. The question is, how should you get the water. Should you rely on the municipality, or should you call the well drillers to put a well on your property? There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice. You will have to consider cost, convenience and availability, as well as the risks involved. The costs and risks can be minimized if you know where the water is before you begin to drill.
The first thing to consider is the cost. Well drillers can be expensive, but so can the cost of the water from the city. Which will put you on top? Although drilling a well may have a high initial cost, the expenses once the well is drilled can be lower. You will have to pay for the cost of electricity to pump the water from the well, and pay all the maintenance costs. Connecting your home to the city water supply is also costly but less than drilling a well, however, you will be paying monthly for the water you use. You may have no option but to drill a well, if you are a long way from a municipal supply, or if your property requires a lot of water. Don’t forget that the maintenance costs of the well are your responsibility. Pumping, electrical or piping problems are yours. Also, you may not have water if you lose the electricity. With the municipal supply you don’t have this concern.
If you do decide to drill your own well, there are risks to conventional well drilling. If you call the well drillers first, they will not know where to drill. They usually make educated guesses, if information is available and wild guesses if information is not. This is where a seismic survey is useful. If the well drillers don’t find water when they drill the first hole, you will pay for that empty hole, and pay to have it filled back in, and pay for the next one. If you have a groundwater survey done before the well drillers begin, they will know where to drill to find the water at the yield and quality you need. Groundwater surveyors use seismo-electrical survey equipment to send a pulse down into the ground that sends back information on what is underneath the layers of rocks, sediments and soils. The risk of drilling a water well is considerably eliminated once you are able to know in advance how much water you can get from the well, how fast it will flow and how long it will last.
The most important reason to choose a well over the municipal water supply is availability. Water is becoming scarce and in some cases the supply may be limited or you may be put on a waiting list. If you have adequate groundwater on your property, why not use it? American Water Surveyors has been finding water on private property for years. Their equipment is portable and they will travel anywhere across the southern USA and beyond. Call them before you call the well drillers and take the risk out of your water supply decision. Check out www.wefindwater.com to learn more.

By |2013-05-28T21:31:22+00:00May 28th, 2013|Water Well Drilling|