The Pros and Cons of Water Well Drillers
The decision to drill a well rather than connecting to a public water source comes from balancing the pros and cons of a variety of factors. Cost is generally the primary factor in this decision, but there are nuances of accessing a water source that may not be readily apparent. It is important for all those who may potentially hire water well drillers to weigh all these factors.
Some landowners in rural areas can decide either to connect to the local water district and source their water from there, or have a well dug on their property and access the groundwater that lies (hopefully) close to the surface. The decision to opt for a well can stem mainly from the reduced cost of operating the well after it is dug; typically the electricity costs and system maintenance are lower than if they were to pay dues to the local electric company. However, the initial cost of drilling a well will be substantially more than the initial cost of connecting to an established water source. Therefore it is those who will be residing on the land and using that water source in the long term who will find it economically fruitful to opt for a well. Another long-term consideration is how having a local well water source can increase the value of one’s property, should one feel the need to sell it. Having water well drillers come in and establish this well source can seem like too substantial of an immediate cost, but for many landowners it is the wisest decision for long term financial stability.
Cost, though the main consideration, is not the only factor that people weigh in order to decide whether or not to hire water well drillers. Another factor is the risk involved; an established municipal water source carries with it very little risk that the supply will dwindle. For any water source where a fee is paid to continue the supply, there is somebody accountable for the constant source of water, meaning that access to the supply is not in flux. Drilling a well however, does not always guarantee good quality and dependable water. Even if other wells nearby have obtained success, it is not always guaranteed. However, there are ways to reduce risk in drilling a well. The most popular way is to conduct groundwater surveys prior to drilling.
After weighing considerations of cost and waiting time, one needs to be aware that a well is the responsibility of the owners to maintain, and the efforts in this case must be taken into consideration.
If all these factors together lead you to dig a well, then there is the decision of who to hire to do the job. Qualified water well drillers should have good references from surrounding communities and neighbors (reputation is key in this industry). Cost of well drillers should be compared to get the best deal but it is important to not sacrifice quality, as a poorly constructed well will prove to have higher maintenance costs than is worth the output.
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