Modular Home Utilities: Difference of Drilling a Well and Connecting to a Public Water Supply

Many modular home owners, in their quest for water, face a choice between drilling a water well on their property or connecting to the local municipal or rural water district. Drilling a well near a modular home is different from connecting to a public water source in many ways.

Drilling a water well is as convenient as connecting to a water source. They can both provide water for your modular home and family. These water system can also present a number of cost effective alternatives for your pocket.

Modular Home and Water Well DrillingThe advantages and disadvantages to each approach include the following:

Cost of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

It is expected that drilling a water well may involve a high initial cost than connecting to a water district. The best part of drilling a well within your modular home property is the lower cost of subsequent expenses, like the cost of electricity for pumping the water and maintenance of the system. On the other hand, subsequent monthly costs for water service can be higher if large amount of water is utilized.

Maintenance of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

When it comes to drilled water wells, the maintenance costs are the homeowner’s responsibility. This can be tedious and can cost you more than you expected if piping or electrical problems arise. Maintenance of drilled water wells can also inconvenient when power outages occur. Being connected to a water district transfers most of the responsibility for maintenance to the district.

Risk of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

Drilling a well within the modular home property can be risky. There are no guarantees that you will hit adequate water of good quality, even in areas where other wells have been successful. Connecting to a water district essentially removes the risk involved in obtaining a dependable, high-quality water supply.

In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog

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