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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

residential wells

  • Using well water for home use goes without much thought for many people in New England. But for first-time homebuyers and those used to living along public water and sewer lines, buying a home with a well can be intimidating. Understanding the benefits and challenges of the different types of residential wells can help real estate agents provide homebuyers with the information they need and put minds at ease.


  • Most homeowners who draw water from a private well take for granted that when the faucet goes on, water will come. Well systems require minimal regular maintenance, but should be monitored to prevent a small problem from turning into a big one. That’s why we recommend homeowners with private wells bring in a professional to conduct an annual water well checkup.


  • In New England, it is not uncommon for a home to draw its water from a private well. Depending on the state and town you live in, well water may actually be the prevalent method for providing water to homes in your community. According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 46 percent of state residents draw water from a private well. Compare this to the national average of 15 percent, and it’s clear that people in the business of selling homes must know their stuff when it comes to private water wells.