Does your property have cool, clean, fresh, healthy drinking water?
Most rural properties’ only access to fresh water is from an underground aquifer via a well.
A well is an excavation created in the ground by digging or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers. The well water is drawn by a pump and piped into the home water system.
Wells can vary greatly in depth, water volume, and water quality. Well water typically contains more minerals than surface water and may require treatment.
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One of the best web sites to explain the process of drilling a well is Real Estate & Water Wells owned and authored by Colleen Roberts. She owned and operated South Island Water Services for nearly 15 years. Be sure to read the stories of the good, the bad and the ugly.
6 Steps to achieve cool, clean, fresh water from the ground under your property:
- Knowledge, Research and read everything you can on well water.
- Do your homework on the ancient art of water dowsing.
- Check with your municipal authorities for rules and regulations on well drilling.
- Check out the local well drilling contractors, talk to owners of wells they have drilled.
- A well drilling contract must be agreed to and signed before the drill hits the ground.
- Have the water tested before you taste it.
- Test the flow rate and well recharge rate, etc.
Now that you have found cool, clean, fresh water on your property the next stage is hooking it up to you home. Pumps, pipes and filters will be required.
The results from your comprehensive well water test will tell you if you also require any water treatment such as: pH correction, water softeners, iron removal, reverse osmosis filters, chemical feeders, U/V light, sediment filtration, hydrogen sulfide gas correction, arsenic removal, etc.
Water well logs and an annual maintenance plan are extremely important for two reasons.
- To ensure that you are drinking cool, clean, fresh, healthy water all year.
- When it’s time to sell your property all potential buyers will request a look at the log and a water test.
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