As environmental professionals, Applied Resource Management fields all sorts of questions from our clients. Lately, we’ve received an uptick in interest about irrigation wells. This isn’t too surprising, since irrigation wells are a great choice for your home or business. If you’ve been considering an irrigation well, or if you simply want to learn more about this environmentally-friendly and convenient option, this blog post is for you.
What Is an Irrigation Well?
First things first: an irrigation well uses water from your well to power a variety of systems that distribute non-potable water, such as sprinkler systems, animal waterers, geo systems, and feeding ponds, among others. Some companies use water from a shallower depth, since it won’t be used for human consumption, as a way to cut corners and avoid regulations. At Applied Resource Management, however, we drill into the rock aquifer regardless. This allows us to carry a never-go-dry policy, as shallow wells are prone to failure during drought seasons.
What Are the Benefits of Irrigation Wells?
Irrigation wells have many benefits for all areas of your life, including your home, your wallet, and your environment. Here are just some of the perks you’ll enjoy thanks to an irrigation system:
- Lower utility bills. Because well water is free, you don’t have to worry about a sky-high water bill in the summer, when your lawn, garden, and outdoor plants need extra water to stay green and healthy. While home owners will often see some savings, for commercial enterprises, such as farms, an irrigation well is practically a necessity. Reliable access to affordable water can make or break an industry, and an irrigation well is one way to ensure that your agricultural business succeeds!
- Avoid unexpected price hikes. Because you’re using your own water from your own well, you don’t have to worry about blowing your budget on unexpected price surges. Free is free.
- Healthy, clean water. Well water doesn’t contain chlorine or other chemicals. This is especially good news for those of us with gardens or farms, who prefer to eat organically, or who want to at least know exactly what is in the water they’ll eventually consume.
- Groundwater is a renewable resource. Better for your wallet and better for the environment? It sounds too good to be true, but trust us—this is the real deal!
- Increase in property value. All the benefits we just listed are great for you, but they’re also wonderful selling points if and when you decide to put your home on the market. This is a great way to rationalize the upfront cost of installing an irrigation well. By spending a little extra now, you’ll reap the benefits for years and years to come. In Pender County, you’ll get your return on investment in one year. In New Hanover County, it will take 1.25 years, and in Onslow County, 1.5 years.
- A time saver. Time is our most precious commodity, and if you have a large lawn, an impressive garden, or a farm, then watering it by hand can be anything from annoying to impossible. An irrigation well simplifies the process and can even be set to run by a timer. Instead of thinking about watering your property, you can focus on enjoying it instead!
Ready to Install an Irrigation Well?
If you’ve decided that this is the year you finally install an irrigation well, contact Applied Resource Management. We offer well drilling services from experienced professionals who will ensure your project is held to the highest standards. In the meantime, like us on Facebook for more green living tips and the latest environmental news.