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Which is better — well or well? A comparative review

Which is better — well or well? A comparative review

In warm time of the year most owners of country houses lead the battle for the harvest. Happy vacationers enjoying the benefits of centralized water supply, enhanced by watering their green spaces. Owners of plots that did not have water pipelines, solve the problem of water extraction as they can: some hope for rain, others carry water in buckets from the nearest column or order a water truck, others decide to get their own water source, but can’t decide: is the borehole or well which is better?

The builders of wells, in answering this question, ready to bring a sea of arguments, proving that wells is a great invention of mankind. The specialists of the firms for drilling wells think wells is the best source of water. Each of the methods of extraction of water, be it borehole or well has its advantages and disadvantages, the main of which we propose to consider.

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The pros and cons of wells

The popularity of the construction and use of wells in the suburban areas due to a number of advantages, these functional designs:

  • Minimal costs.

Due to the low cost of digging without the use of heavy drilling equipment, wells can afford to install a large part of the villagers, summer residents and gardeners. The price at the pump for the well well as much lower relative cost of pumping equipment for wells.

The well – simple and convenient design

Well, as one of the most ancient ways of extraction of water from the earth, remains popular and in demand supply

  • Versatility.

This is particularly true for areas where power cuts are not so rare.

Modern pump wells

The well – universal design, because to get water to the surface as you can with electric pump and conventional manual method

  • Long life.

Properly well will be used as the source of more than half a century, giving fresh and tasty water without taste «rust» and chlorine.

The disadvantages of this supply system include first of all:

  • The risk of water pollution.

Unfavorable ecological situation in the cities and surrounding areas affects the water quality.

Disadvantages of groundwater

Aquifer acting as a source of filling the well from 5 to 30 meters. At this depth is located the ground water that after rain or flood does not always have high quality characteristics

  • The need for regular use and care.

In the case when the well is not used consistently after 3-4 years the water is silting. In addition the sides of the well twice a year it is advisable to brush and rinse. As needed — handle with disinfectant and change the bottom filter.

  • Small intake.

Due to the fact, well filled with surface water, the amount of water is limited on average 150-250 gallons per hour. If on service of a small cottage this amount of water may suffice, it to water plants in the garden and the garden, the arrangement of the pool, and many other household needs larger sites, this volume is clearly not enough.

The advantages and disadvantages of wells

Spring water has long been considered the most useful and clean. Due to the fact that the well takes water from the depths of the earth, the deep waters do not mix with riding talo.

Always clean water from the well

Even after rains the water in the well becomes turbid

Deciding to equip his part well, each of us gets the opportunity to enjoy a quality product.

Key advantages of drilling include:

  • Hygiene.

The narrow neck of the well, the closed lid prevents the water of debris, leaves and bring precipitation of harmful substances.

Through the closed tip of the narrow tube can’t penetrate, no insects, small amphibians, and other representatives of the microscopic world, which can cause photo toxic substances, thus contributing to the proliferation of dangerous microbes.

  • The volume of water reserves.

In comparison with the wells located on the clay, sand layer gives a good yield, providing a steady flow of water.

Inexhaustible reserves of underground waters

The water supply in sandy soils, in the layers which mainly drilled wells, is practically inexhaustible

  • Easy maintenance.

With proper arrangement of the well system care limited to the supervision of the equipment. Design does not need an annual cleansing. Water purification is carried out by setting a filter.

  • Durability.

The life of the well can reach 50 years or more. All depends on the quality arrangement system, the chemical composition of the raise water and soil, as well as maintenance of wells.

Among the disadvantages of this method of water extraction include:

  • The high cost.

If when drilling sand wells can often do a relatively small cost by performing most of the work on their own, then for arranging an artesian system of water supply will require increased financial costs.

Depth to the completion of wells

The cost of resettlement of the well depends on the time of year used equipment and depth of drilling

In costs must be added costs for the purchase of casing pipes, pumping equipment and headroom.

  • The smell of the water.

In the case where the material for the arrangement of the pipe is not enough high-quality metal, the water can acquire «metal» taste, and sometimes even «rusty» color.

As practice shows, the only correct solution that is better, well or borehole no. In the choice of the water supply system, each guided by personal preferences and financial possibilities: someone chooses a cheaper and easy to operate the well, the other tech well.

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