Want to get off the grid? You’re not alone!
Every year, more and more Americans decide they want to disconnect from public power, sewer, and water systems and become self-sufficient. Doing so comes with a lot of upfront work and continuous upkeep, but for the people who choose to make this commitment, it’s generally worth the effort.
While Goold Wells & Pumps can’t necessarily speak to what it takes to go off the public power grid or sewer system, we are certainly qualified to talk about the path to private well ownership.
So, with that being said, let’s take a look at what you need to know about going off the grid with a well water system!
Getting Your Own Well
Did you know that installing your own well means joining the ranks of over 17 million U.S. households that also have their own private wells?
A private well isn’t too difficult to achieve—but you’ll have to suspend your independent, do-it-yourself spirit first. See, well drilling should absolutely, 100% be done by a licensed professional. Otherwise, if your well is drilled incorrectly, you’ll be vulnerable to water contamination, leaks, and other dangerous problems. The potential for serious disease and property damage simply aren’t worth the risk.
Then, if you’re also off the public power grid, you’ll need to find an alternative way for your well pump to operate. Many homeowners solve this problem by installing large storage tanks as well as solar-powered pumps and/or hand pumps.
Once all of these pieces of the puzzle are in place, you’ll have your own private source of water separate from your municipality—and you’ll be one step closer to total self-sufficiency!
If you need help along the way with well drilling, filtration, pump replacement, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out. Goold Wells & Pumps is here to serve you!