Do You Have A Well?
When a person is purchasing a home, they need to find out from the realtor, plumber, or previous owner which water department will service their home. Some homes are not serviced by a water department, but by a well.
If you have a well that is not already metered, you may want to consider having a well meter installed. The District bills customers with non-metered wells based on an average of all single family residential accounts. The use of a well meter allows the District to bill for actual water usage. A customer with a well meter is billed a $12 quarterly fee for the meter plus actual metered water usage. The benefits of a well meter include billing based on actual water usage and the possibility of taking advantage of the summer discount.
Please use the Well Letter Form if you have a well and are interested in having a meter installed.
Homeowner’s Well Maintenance Checklist from the National Ground Water Association:
- Always use licensed or certified water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, pump is installed, or system is serviced.
- An annual well maintenance check, including a bacterial test, is recommended.
- Any source of drinking water should be checked any time there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or any time a water supply system is serviced.
- Keep anything containing hazardous chemicals such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil away from your well.
- Periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the casing (well) to ensure it is in good repair.
To ensure the water level in your well remains consistent over time, we recommend investing in a water level meter. There’s a great variety of meters and sensors available today, including:
- Pressure sensors
- Floating sensors
- Non-contact sensors (ultrasonic or electromagnetic measurement)
- Contact meters
- Staff gauges
- Bubbler systems
Maintaining a minimum water level is necessary for all well owners. Many problems can occur if the depth of your well falls below a certain level, including poor pressure flow for all appliances (showers, sinks, toilets, etc.), risk of plumbing complications and risk of water contamination.