Buying a new home is an exciting adventure, and scoring one with its own well system can be a great way to access clean fresh water all year round. Whether you’re familiar with well systems or this will be your first time living on a property with a well, it’s important to know some things about the water pump and well system before deciding to buy. North Florida Water Systems Inc. can provide our expert knowledge to ensure you have the best start with your new well.
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Check The Well Location
Most homes with a well use a septic tank on the property to manage waste. Since the septic system will likely leak at some point in its life, ensuring that the well system is located a safe distance away is crucial. Leaking wastewater that gets into the well water can introduce dangerous bacteria that can make you and your family sick. If the two aren’t adequately far apart, you may have to pay a hefty sum to have the septic tank moved.
Research Water Quality
Well water is typically available across wide areas, so it should be easy to dig up some history on the water quality in your area. You can speak with neighbors and the realtor to inquire if there have been any water issues in recent years. You can also reach out to local government agencies and the EPA who track water quality more rigorously. Sometimes, an Internet search will even turn something up, especially if the area’s water has had well-known issues.
Have The Well Water Tested
In addition to conducting your own research, inquire with the current homeowner when the last time the well water was tested and if you can see the results. If they haven’t had the water tested or no longer have the results to show you, contact a local water treatment company to perform a water quality test. If there are issues with the water, you will most likely require some form of water treatment to ensure that the well water is safe to use and drink.
Inspect The Entire Well System
Just like you have the house inspected by a professional, you should also have the well water system inspected, including the water pump and the well house. A well inspection will tell you how deep the well is, how much water is in reserve, and if you’ll need any well pump repairs. It’s always better to know what you’re getting into before you apply that downpayment!