Well Water Maintenance and Responsibility
Many of us who live more rurally are not on city water, we have our own wells. With those wells come some maintenance issues and certain responsibilities.
I love having a well. I love not paying for my water-- not being dependent on "the man". I know people who pay for the water coming into the house and the water going out of the house as well . . .
So what are some of the required maintenance and responsibilities of having a well? Here is the list-- much of it should come easy to the self reliant individual, you need to:
- Change the filter every few months (I go with 3-4 months)
- Test your water from time to time
- Conserve water in the warmer, dryer months (the supply isn't unending)
- Be careful about what (chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) is used on the property (You may end up drinking it)
- Avoid dumping liquids on the property (For example, used motor oil is usually accepted (by law) at any oil change place)
- Be conscious that an electrical outage impacts your well pump (Plan to store both potable and non-potable water, for drinking and toilet flushing respectively)
Another thought, if it is legal in your state, you may want to think about rain barrels to offset well usage for vegetation and/or animal hydration.
The bottomline is to think about, care for, and plan contingencies in relation to your well water supply.
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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom. He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship. He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.