Whether you have a new home with a well or if you must add a well yourself, you are likely wondering the average lifespan of the well. Both are big investments, so it is reasonable to want to know more and what to expect from your system. It is important to understand that there are many different sizes and uses for water wells, and there are different types of well pumps also. All of these factors will come into play when determining the average lifespan of your well.

Water Pump

How often you use the water pump will determine how long it will last. Those that are used regularly throughout the day will naturally need replacing sooner than those that see less frequent use. It is also important to make sure that the pump capacity matches the safe output rate recommended for your well.


If there is any sediment in the water, it will wear down the system more quickly, meaning a shorter lifespan. Think of sediment as an abrasive that scratches and scuffs the internal moving parts.


A larger sized motor will generally last longer than a smaller one. In addition, a motor that has higher quality components will last longer than a more cheaply made motor. In this instance the saying “you get what you pay for” really rings true.

Quality of Installation

One of the main reasons that it is crucial to hire the right company is that better quality installation leads to a longer life expectancy for your system. Make sure you hire a company that knows the proper placement of every component of your system to maximize the life of your well.


The most common parts that wear down are those that move the water through the system. These include the pump bearings, motor bearings, valves, and rotary vanes. These parts can be replaced, but be sure to contact a good well drilling company to ensure the replacement is done properly and with quality equipment.

Contact Us

The make sure that your water well lasts as long as possible, contact the experts at Accurate Drilling to install, repair, or replace your water well. We offer high quality service and equipment and are available to help with all of your water well needs.