If your property is not connected to the local water service, the best alternative is to have a well installed. However, before you begin, you should understand what you can expect. To clear things up for you, Ace Drilling, a respected water well drilling service in Polson, MT, shares a few important facts you should be aware of before having one installed.
What You Should Know About Well Drilling
1. Costs Can Vary
The cost of drilling is not cut and dried. Prices vary based on the type of soil and the level of the water table. For example, rocky and clayey soil and deep drilling cost more due to being a difficult or time-consuming job.
2. Wells Can Run Dry
No well is infallible, and it's possible that yours could eventually run dry. However, this is unlikely, as long as it’s well-sited, properly drilled, deeply set, and in an area of ample rainfall.
3. Wells Should Be Tested
Even water from a newly dug well can prove to be contaminated, so its potability should be tested before you consume it. For instance, bug sprays and weed killers from a nearby agricultural business could have seeped into the groundwater or naturally occurring toxins like radon or arsenic could be present.
4. Your Well Depends on Electricity
To pull or push water out of the ground, you need an electric pump. That means, if the power in the house goes out, you will not be able to access fresh water out of the tap. You might want to prepare for that—especially in bad weather—by storing enough water on-site to last a few days.
5. Well Water Might Taste Different
You might find that well water has a different taste than that delivered by a city utility. First, it could have mineral or metal content that, while safe to drink, changes the flavor. Second, it does not have any chlorine or other additives that the water utility might have included.
To schedule well drilling with an experienced professional, contact Ace Drilling in Polson. Owned and operated by brothers Dave and Jay Bick, the company specializes in well installation and pump repairs. They have more than 40 years of experience in the industry, so you can expect exceptional results. Call (406) 883-3300 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website to learn more about their services.