People used to think that if their well ran dry, they could dig or drill a little deeper to resolve the problem. However, we are realizing that digging deeper may not be possible as the US is using groundwater faster than it can be replenished naturally. Read the full story. Then read on to find out what you can do to help conserve groundwater!
Owning a well has many benefits, one of which is no water bill. But with no water bill to remind us how much water we are using, it may surprise you that the average person uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day! The largest use of household water is to flush the toilet, followed by showers and baths. During the summer months water use is increased. The average swimming pool needs 18,000-20,000 gallons to fill, the common garden hose uses 5-20 gallons per minute. With irrigation systems, power washing, car washing, etc., it is no wonder that so many wells run low during this time.
As well owners it is a good idea to conserve, not just in the summer but winter too. The following are some tips to help:
If your headed for cold months, see our Winterizing article below. Burst pipes can waste water too! If you’re in a warmer climate most of the year read on…
There are more ways to conserve water, find out here.
If your water looks dirty, cloudy, or it has sediment in it and it does not return to normal after allowing the well to sit unused for a while, the well may be running dry. Contact a licensed well contractor for an inspection. To find one in your area use our interactive map.
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