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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

residential wells

  • With spring comes garden and yardwork. Planting vegetables, flowers or even a new tree or shrub not only takes time and planning, but it also takes water throughout the warmer months. If you are on a municipal water line, chances are your water bill goes up in the summer. Watering the lawn, car washes, and keeping the flowers from wilting all require water, jacking up your usage. An irrigation well can help reduce your municipal water bill.


  • For most well systems, water pressure is provided and regulated by the well pump. Different pumps have different capacities and the overall rate of flow is directly related to the pump capacity. If your household has a 10-gallon per minute demand, you’ll find that water trickles from the faucet if the pump can only supply five gallons per minute. View our information on low water pressure.


  • If you have a private well, your well system is critical for supplying of fresh clean water. This system consists of several components including plumbing to deliver the water, a well pump, to push or pull water and a pressure tank to store and distribute water throughout your home.


  • 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.