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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

residential wells

  • Whether building a new home or making updates to an old home, deciding where to place a new well on your property is a difficult decision, especially when there are nearby structures or roads that limit well placement. New Hampshire, Massachusetts and local water, planning and health boards all have their own well regulations. Knowing the required setbacks and other regulations can help homeowners find a suitable spot on their property for the new well. Contact well water specialists, like Skillings & Sons, are also familiar with local regulations and can help homeowners locate their well.


  • We’ve all admired the beautiful blue color of a mountain lake or river. When we turn on our tap, however, we expect crystal clear water. If you notice your drinking water has the blue tint of a mountain lake, it’s a cause for concern.


  • If a home’s well water supply has naturally-occurring contaminants, it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker for buyers. Issues like minerals, metals and sediment in water can often be easily resolved without spending a fortune. To be able to assess the severity, and likely expense, of water quality issues, a skilled real estate agent should have a basic understanding of the types of water treatment and filtration systems out there today.


  • Homes that draw water from a private well get the benefits of low-cost, fresh and clean water. But with this benefit also comes the responsibility of fixing any problems that arise with the well water system. Occasionally, homeowners will turn on the faucet to find there’s no water coming out, or that the water spits and sputters. While there can be many causes of a no-water emergency, one place to start troubleshooting is the well pump.