If you are considering buying a property that will need to have a well installed for any water needs, you need to find out a few things before making the purchase or you might end up having problems that can make building a home difficult. Contact water well installation specialists and ask them to come to inspect and evaluate the parcel to make sure you will have adequate water for your family. Here are a few things you need to know and discuss with the professionals.

Water Usage

Generally, the average person uses around 100 gallons of water a day. This includes what is needed for drinking, cooking, and cleaning for each person. While it is not hard to determine how much water the well needs to bring up every day, this is not all that needs to be considered. If you have frequent guests, plan on having any landscaping or gardens, or have animals and livestock, you must include their water requirements as well. A specialist will be able to help you determine the total amount you will need.


If the yield test shows that not enough water is produced at a time, there are still things that can be done to make sure your household has the water it needs. The most common solution is to get a larger tank to hold more water. There are going to be times when the water is not being used. The pump will bring water to a tank until the tank is full. When the well does not produce water fast enough, a larger tank allows for more storage. While the pump will be running more frequently—so you need to be sure to get one that can handle this—it will allow for more water when you need it.

Water Testing

There can be minerals, chemicals, and contaminants in groundwater that are not good for human consumption. Have the water tested to find out exactly what it contains. You can then talk with the specialist about the different options for cleaning and filtering the water so no one in your home gets sick from it. Do not despair if the test results look grim; there is bound to be a way to make things better.

If you like a piece of land and want to place a bid on it, be sure to make the sale contingent on being able to have a well drilled. While there are many things that can be done, even if it appears there is not enough water, you need to know the situation and be able to take care of it. You do not want to buy the place to find out you cannot afford to have water for your family.