The Role of Water Wells in Disaster Preparedness
Water wells are an important part of our daily lives, but they are also an integral part of disaster preparedness. Water is a critical resource during times of disaster and in the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters.
The ability to access clean water can mean life or death for individuals and communities that have been impacted by these events, so it’s important for all Americans to understand the role that water wells play in disaster preparedness and response. Beneath, you’ll find some quick facts on water wells and their importance to emergency preparedness.
The Benefits of Water Wells
When it comes to securing a water supply during the worst times, a water well can be an invaluable resource. Water wells can help meet emergency water needs during and after natural or manmade disasters, especially if other sources of drinking water are compromised or exhausted.
Depending on their depth and location, wells can provide access to groundwater that is safe to drink even when other sources have been contaminated by floodwaters, chemical spills or industrial waste. They also have some other boons you might not consider:
- Water wells are easy to install and maintain. With proper maintenance, they can last for decades or longer without requiring replacement parts or repair services–and unlike bottled water, you don’t have to worry about running out!
- Water well systems are environmentally friendly. No longer will you need to stockpile crates of bottled water- You don’t have to worry about littering the landscape with plastic or the stress of finding a recycling center in your area (which can be difficult in more rural locations)- Instead, you have your own natural source.
Maintaining a Well for Emergency Situations
In order to ensure that your well will function properly during an emergency, it is important to maintain it regularly. This includes:
- Inspecting the well and its components on a regular basis to make sure they are functioning properly. This can be done by having a professional inspect the system or doing so yourself with the assistance of a local water well contractor who has experience in inspecting wells.
- Cleaning out debris from around your pump and pipes (such as leaves or branches) so that they do not clog up any parts of your system or cause damage when they come into contact with moving parts such as pumps or motors inside wells’ casings.
- Testing water quality regularly through testing kits available at hardware stores or online retailers like Amazon.
- Planning ahead by storing enough water for all family members’ needs during an emergency situation (where your water well might be compromised).
Conclusion for Disaster Preparedness
You now know the importance of water wells in disaster preparedness. If you’re interested in installing a well or maintaining your current one, we can help! We are experienced professionals who will work with you to ensure that your water supply is safe and reliable. For more information on how we can help with your water needs, contact us today at Accurate Drilling.