While some might hear the term “private water well” and think it’s exclusive to rural areas or related needs like farming, this is actually a misconception. While rural areas and needs do make up a sizable portion of the water wells in the US, there are also many other situations where home or building owners may consider them — even in more populated metropolitan areas.
At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re here to offer our comprehensive range of water well services to anyone interested, no matter their locale or their prior knowledge of how wells work. We offer everything from water well drilling and installation through repair, rehabilitation and long-term maintenance, and we’ve also helped many people understand how a water well will benefit them and their home or building. Whether you live in a big city or a rural area, and whether or not you have special circumstances that commonly require a well, here are some of the ways private water wells benefit everyone — even those in fairly “normal” living situations.
Water Municipality Independence
When you own a private water well on your property, you completely remove your dependence on municipal sources of water. While many people are happy with the water quality delivered by their local government, there are others who don’t trust it — especially in areas where poor water quality is common.
Private well owners have the peace of mind that comes from knowing they won’t find themselves without any drinking or cooking water because of a contamination issue or other problem. They also won’t deal with issues like a water main leak or others, which often take several days to be resolved by the municipality.
No (or Low) Sewer and Water Bills
When you own a private water well, you don’t have to pay for sewer services. It’s one less bill to contend with and can help lower your monthly costs significantly. Plus, if you’re in an area that often deals with sewer main breaks or other issues, the peace of mind that comes with not having to be at the mercy of poor infrastructure is priceless.
This is especially true if issues with your prior water setup caused you to regularly drink bottled water, which is costly and inconvenient. Many home or business owners are shocked at the savings they can achieve within a few months of installing a private water well, and some may even save enough to pay for the total cost of ownership within that time.
Drinking Water Quality
When you own a private water well, you know it will deliver clean, safe drinking water every time. Municipal sources sometimes run into problems related to their source or treatment methods that can cause contamination issues.
Well water, on the other hand, is purified naturally by the earth. There’s no chance of contamination or other issues, so you can be sure your water is safe every time you turn on the faucet. This water also contains minerals like calcium and magnesium, which — in the right quantities — are actually very beneficial to human health.
Water Tastes Better
In addition to everything we’ve gone over, did you know that well water also tastes better than most municipally-delivered sources? This is especially true if your municipality treats its water with chlorine, which can give it a slightly “off” or metallic taste.
When you own a private well, you’ll never have to worry about water that tastes odd or unpleasant again. Your family members will also be able to enjoy higher quality beverages that use water from the well, too.
This theme, again, is heightened in situations where bottled water has been a common use. Bottled water will often contain chemicals that are not only harmful, but also make it taste very bland. This is in stark contrast to well water, which tastes rich and refreshing.
As if there weren’t already enough issues with municipal water supplies and all the hoops they make you jump through, they’re also not very friendly to the environment. The energy and chemicals used in processing and purifying water for residents are often harmful to the local environment, which can have a negative impact on wildlife.
And when it comes time to dispose of used water treatment chemicals or wastewater runoff, this isn’t done in an environmentally-friendly manner either. The environmental impact of municipal sources is huge — but not when you own a private well.
The toxins and chemicals aren’t created, and there’s no wastewater runoff to contend with either. If you’re environmentally-conscious or want to take steps in that direction (especially if your home is located near wildlife like a pond or lake), having your own water well can be an invaluable asset.
Top Water Well Professionals
Have we convinced you of the value of a water well? If so, or if you’ve already been considering an upgrade to a well for some time, it’s important to work with top professionals like ours.
When it comes to a private water well, you should never cut corners or search for the lowest bid. This is because installation and maintenance professionals have years of training and experience that may not be apparent from a cursory online search. Our top professionals can provide peace of mind knowing your well was installed correctly the first time — without any risk of future problems.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home or business, our experts will provide a free consultation and estimate before beginning work. For more on this, or to learn about any of the other benefits of private water wells no matter your circumstances, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.