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Well Water vs. City Water: A Look at the Pros and Cons

Water wells. They can be great to add to your home, but you may be hesitant to take on that responsibility.

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Pros of Well Water

So, what are the pros of this option? The first is that you control the whole thing compared to city water. So, if you like to have control of your destiny in life, you are taking a step in the right direction by taking control of your water supply.


Another pro is that you have privatized your water supply. This means that you and your family are the only people drinking this water. This can be an excellent benefit for those who dislike sharing city water.


Along with the above, you are more environmentally friendly by having a private well. This does not have as much environmental impact as city water, so if you are passionate about the environment, this can be a great perk.


On top of this, you are more likely to have fresh water. If you were someone that could not stomach the city's tap water, you might have bought water bottles regularly. You are likely spending much less on that, saving you money.


Cons of Well Water

Of course, with this option, only some things are smooth sailing. You have to consider some of the cons of having a well before you jump right into it.


One of the biggest cons is that your well has an electric pump, which is more reliant on electricity than city water. This means that if you have a power outage, you also lose your water supply with this option.


However, for most of the country, it is not extremely common for a power outage to occur. In 2020, with significant events, we averaged eight hours of power outages for the year.

This means that if you are willing to risk having no water access for those periods, this con can be overcome.


The other main con is that since this is your well, it is your responsibility. You will have to be much more hands-on with this than city water and keep up with any potential maintenance. Some people may want to put in less time and effort.


Consider Switching to Well Water

These are some of the biggest pros and cons of well water. It can be great for someone looking for a fresh and private water supply. Do you want to install a well? Message us today to get started.


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