Well Drilling Verses Connecting to Public Supply

When landowners are faced with the need for additional water, they often have to decide whether to drill a shallow or deep well for their property or connect to the local municipal or rural water district. This decision largely depends on how much water is needed and how much money is available.

The two main choices that landowners face are drilling your own well or using a public water system. There are many factors to consider, but the pros and cons of each include…

The Cost of Well Drilling

Drilling a water well can be expensive, but the expense of electricity to pump the water and maintenance of the system can be lower. Ongoing expenses can be lower than those involved in connecting to a water district. If you use a lot of water, the cost of water service through your own well may quickly mount.

Who knew well drilling could be a green project? The truth is that digging a well and installing your own plumbing system can be much less expensive than an installed system. And if you do it right, you can save even more water and money!

Well Drilling Risks

About 22% of the world’s population live in water-scarce areas, experiencing acute water scarcity at least 1 month of the year. This can limit people’s ability to provide drinking water for their families and make everyday tasks difficult.

We all love having running water. However, the process of drilling a well is often long, stressful and unpredictable. Many water well owners face the risk of not finding water in their wells, even though other wells in areas nearby have been successful. Connecting to a water district eliminates this uncertainty.

The Issue of Maintenance

If you have your own well, you’ll have to deal with pump, electrical, and piping problems. But if you’re connected to a water district, most of the responsibility for maintenance will be taken care of by the district. And if there’s an outage at your house, you can still get water because the district has an emergency power supply. This can be less troublesome, inconvenient, and expensive for everyone involved.

By hooking up to a water district, you and your neighbors will share the costs of maintaining the district’s system. This makes things much easier and more convenient for everyone involved.

If you have your own well, it’s up to you to keep it in good working condition. If problems arise, such as a broken pump or electrical wires, you’ll be responsible for fixing them yourself. If you live in an area without adequate ground water and have no access to a public water utility, you may be forced to have water hauled to your property and placed in a storage tank. Such can be exceptionally expensive for many homeowners, depending on the accessibility of your property and distance from a reservoir.


We’re there for you. It’s easy to get the water you want when you need it. And we aim to please… with excellent customer service from the first phone call to billing. If you desire to have a well drilled on your property, connect with our experts at Accurate Drilling.