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August 12, 2017 18:05

Which is better and cheaper to use for water supply at home - well or well?

Sun. On the feasibility of installation of autonomous water supply systems Much has been written.But what to choose as its "supplier", there is no particular recommendation.This is understandable, since each site is characterized by its specificity.Although unusual to find such an opinion - as a source of water supply wells at home is cheaper than the well.But if all that simple?

We will not enumerate all the advantages and disadvantages of these two sources of water.As a rule, in the articles devoted to this subject, given their generic "characteristics."To do otherwise - will give answers to practical questions that are most interested homeowners, based on the analysis of which will be to draw conclusions about the appropriateness of everything well or wells in each case.

Water Quality

Naturally, this figure is very important, when the water is not only used for commercial purposes, but also for drinking, cooking.It is understood a number of indicators - the degree of contamination of the various su

spensions (which largely depends on the model established by the filter), the chemical composition of the fluid.Here, most of all, the palm - well.Why?

First , not always, or rather rarely plot size allows organize well so that he has defended from pollution sources (septic tanks, cesspools) not less than 30 m. Otherwise, the presence in water of different "contagion"can not be avoided.

Second , the probability of penetration into a well so-called "perched".It is often observed during the melting of snow, abundant rainfall.

And the rest, insofar as the arrangement of technology, there is no great difference - the water will be clean.Therefore, the common opinion that the well in this respect - the leader, is not quite true.Much depends on compliance technology works and a number of other factors.Although it's worth noting that if the casing used as metal products, the specific taste of the "iron" may appear over time, the water from this source.How to make the analysis of water from wells, can be read here.


Security home water

There "wins" the well.Any water pumping involves the simultaneous replenishment of water reserves in the source.Regarding the well, it is more "inert" in this regard.Of course, much mean pit depth parameters of the aquifer, but experience shows that well, even if not the most profound, capable of providing a constant pressure even after prolonged continuous water pumping.And if she artesian, this issue was not on the agenda.

where you should focus primarily on the daily water needs.If a large family, plus courtyard greenhouse (greenhouse), a large garden, a vegetable garden, it is unlikely that the well will be able to provide enough water for all household and commercial purposes.Its level will, of course, be restored, but the "fullness" of the body of water will take time.


well In the view of many well - it is an open source from which water is drawn with buckets.This is not quite true.Now there are many models of pumps (stations), it is designed to work with "wells", so that in terms of convenience, a source of the difference is practically no no - you can be convinced after reading an article about how to connect the pumping station and pump selection.

Although it is worth noting that the well can be arranged directly under the house, in the basement.Sometimes this is a determining factor in the choice.For example, troubleshooting equipment, its maintenance, especially (if necessary) during the cold season, considerably simplified.

maintenance and repair

Operation of any structure requires periodic monitoring of the state of all its components.This makes it possible to immediately identify the defect and promptly remove it.As well it is easy to go down, inspect the wall, check the quality of sealing ring joints, if necessary - to repair.But check the wellbore will not work - serious damage happens "suddenly" and put before the fact.

In terms of service well not so "complex".Clean walls, to deepen the pit - it is able to do any host without any special equipment.But to get rid of the silting of the well bottom, we need some tools, for example, a bailer.And this work is more time-consuming and laborious.Plus - it is necessary periodically to remove the filter and clean (or replace a new one).The sump is made much easier.

addition, big problems create salt deposits (if artesian wells) on the inner surfaces of the casing, which gradually reduces the water pressure.Clear them is extremely difficult.

In some cases, the maintenance of wells in the "proper" state - it is more expensive.But the content of the well also involves regular set of measures for decontamination and disinfection.And this is - the additional hassle.

How to be a case of force majeure?

This is more true of the suburban buildings.Outside the city, especially in the winter, frequent interruptions in supply e / energy (broken wires because of their glaciers, wind).And when you consider the remoteness of the site, the sluggishness of the emergency services, snow drifts on the roads, poor communication, it often "sit without electricity," accounts for a long time.In this situation, water from the well, and you can get manually bucket.And what about the well?Well, if there is a stock (some "emergency" tank), and if not?

It turns out that the well is still reliable in this regard.

installation costs and complexity

the well - to - water It is believed that during the construction of the well, they are much lower.But it is only in those cases where the "ground water" is shallow.But dig a pit depth of 25 meters, hardly anyone will.Firstly, if the ground is "bad", "heavy", it does not do without the equipment.Second, set the ring to a greater depth, quality combine them, treat joints and so on - it is quite expensive.Too deep well can result in even greater financial investment than a hole device to the same depth.

As for equipment, it is possible in the well and not put, if you plan to manually extract the water.Needless to dig a small pit will be cheaper than the well drilling.Of course, much depends on the depth of the aquifer, soil characteristics.But there is another point.

If the trench, at a depth of, meet, for example, a boulder, it can obkopat and pull out of the pit.But when "drifting" pit under the casing when the tool rests on the solid stone, has to drop everything and start in a new place.There are times when the rock "does not take" even the most durable drill.

As can be seen from the above, nuanced enough, so unambiguous "under the item" response simply can not be.But there are also data - on arrangement of the depth of the well costs are comparable to 10 m with a 20-meter hole mounting.Although it is clear that it's all relative.

worth pointing and at such time.Well and conventional wells (shallow, on the sandstone), you can equip on your site as you wish, at their own discretion - in detail this point considered here.As for artesian, you have to arrange a package of permits.Without the approval of the supervisory authorities and local administrations such work can not be started.

period of operation

The issue of concern to many, because some rather big investments, including, and labor.The various sources of data can be found, that "will serve well for at least half a century", "well will provide water for the next 50 years."Who decided that?To make any forecast, you need to know the answers to some questions:

  • who built it?
  • at what depth?
  • what materials?
  • characteristics of the soil?
  • occurrence of water?
  • how care is organized and a number of others.

However, practice shows that after all the wells (in total) - construction of a "long-term".


  • for a final decision you need to weigh all the "pros" and "cons", taking into account features of the site.Only then it will be clear to the feasibility of a particular arrangement of the water source.All the work is, in principle, can be done independently.Even more or less deep well can "pass" using hand tools.But the study area, to determine the level of occurrence of the aquifer are best left to the professionals.Plus - the analysis of water quality (about 2500 rubles).Of course, you have to pay for everything, but an error and deleted.
  • Do not focus on the adjacent portions, although it recommended by many sources of information.Underground reservoirs are of such a complex (and unpredictable) configuration, without the control of drilling can not do.Of course, if you do everything "in the mind".