4 Well Misconceptions

There’s a lot of mystery in the world of wells. Mostly, because people just don’t have any reason to know anything about them, past what they’ve seen in tv and movies. So, oftentimes, misconceptions are taken as fact. Because of that, we present to you: 4 Well Misconceptions  

1) Wells are Self-Sustaining  

Something that most people who don’t have a well, or are new to wells, often don’t realize is the work that is needed in order to maintain a well. A well is not self-sustaining, and if you were to just let it be, you’d soon have a whole new ecosystem down there. Which, on one hand, is kind of fun to imagine, however, in real life, it’s a serious threat to your health to be drinking water that isn’t maintained. Wells need yearly, or bi-yearly testing, as well as routine maintenance and water filter care in order for your water to be drinkable.  

2) City Water supplies are automatically healthier than Private Well Water  

So, so long as you’re properly caring for your well, there’s no reason that your private well water is any less safe than city water. When thinking about wells a lot of people imagine an old-timey stone thing in the middle of the woods, covered in moss and algae. But the modern day well often won’t resemble that at all, and is just as safe as any other water. In fact, there’s many perks to consuming and relying on private well water over city water, that many people don’t realize. With well water you’re the one in charge of your water supply. If something goes wrong with the city’s supply, you’re still fine and dandy. Along with this, your care for your water will sometimes even make it healthier for you in the long run. 

3) Well Water is Always at Risk of Drying Up 

Another thing that’s common for people who aren’t familiar with wells to believe is that wells are just constantly drying up and that the people who rely on wells for their water supply are always at the mercy of the elements. The truth is though that, so long as droughts aren’t common in your area, that really isn’t a concern. In well construction, the depth of the well is very important, and is dug down deep enough to ensure that groundwater will give you a steady and sure supply of water.  

4) It’s Better to Oversize your Well Pump 

This is one that non-well owners probably have never heard. But, for first time well-owners, this may be something currently on your mind. Choosing your well pump is a super important decision in your well’s construction. A common thought is that the bigger the well pump, the more water you’ll have- and we see why people may think that! But bigger is not always better, and an oversized well pump will actually negatively affect your wells performance.  

Know the Facts

As with anything in life, misinformation is bound to be spread, and misconceptions are bound to be believed. When it comes to your well water, get the facts, and trust the experts to ensure the best well experience!  

At Faulstick Plumbing, we specialize in installs, repairs, and inspections for all of your well, water, and plumbing needs. Our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation as the best-doing things the right way with the customer in mind, every time. Give us a call at 570-992-0447 to discuss your needs today! 

By |2021-10-12T13:48:13-04:00October 12th, 2021|Plumbing, Sewer, Uncategorized, Water Treatment|Comments Off on 4 Well Misconceptions