Planning Areas Before Installing a New Water Well, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most important planning areas to consider when it comes to installing a new water well on your property. Attempting to drill and install a new well without a few vital prep areas addressed first could lead to future issues, from improper well operation to a poor supply of water reaching your home.

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re proud to work with you on every stage of your water well drilling and installation needs, including you’ve taken the proper preparation steps before we begin the work. In today’s part two, we’ll dive a bit further into one of the single most important planning steps: Ensuring there’s enough water present underground in your area to supply all the water needs you may have. Our pros will help you understand how various water tables, geological conditions or even other nearby water systems might impact your water quantity – and here are some of the areas you need to ensure you have enough for.

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Basic Daily Use

For starters, any water well you install on your property needs to be able to handle the daily rigors and water supply quantities you require. This means you need enough water for simple areas like cooking and drinking, but also for plumbing areas as well.

In addition, water may need to run through a huge variety of home appliances, from washers and dishwashers to showers, bathtubs, hoses and many potential others depending on your home’s qualities. If you have any quantity issues that risk limited water supply to any of these areas, speak to our pros about how you might be able to mitigate this issue.

Seasonal Increases

Especially on certain property types, water usage can vary pretty widely between seasons. Generally speaking, water use is higher during summer periods – it’s used for everything from sprinkler systems to outdoor swimming pools, washing the car or a variety of other needs. Any farm or agricultural property will utilize even greater amounts of water during growing season. Ensure your supply is great enough to handle these swings between seasons.

Fire Protection

In most cases, fire departments in your area will have access to water supplies that are not considered drinkable and aren’t typically available to well systems. However, just to be safe, it’s best if your system has enough supply to be able to assist them in emergency situations.

Other Uses

Finally, there may be other rare uses for water systems on certain properties. These can include animal watering, water treatment or even crop irrigation. Ensuring your system has enough capacity to handle these needs is vital.

For more on the preparation areas that go into installing a new water well, or to learn about any of our well drilling or rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.