Well Water and City Water: What’s the Difference?
If you are considering your water source as a homeowner, you may be wondering what the differences are between “well water” and “city water?” The major difference is the source of the water. With well water, the well is on the property of your home. With city water, the well is owned and controlled by a municipality and is then transferred into homes.Here is a quick comparison of the two.
What is well water?
Well water comes from aquifers deep in the ground. The water is pulled up from below the ground with a water well that the homeowner owns and is on their property. Well water has no added chemicals and naturally occurring nutrients.
What is city water?
City water is regulated by your local municipality. This water service is usually offered to residents within city limits or a certain service area. Homes that are serviced by city water do not have to have their own well drilled or operating.
Pros and Cons to Water Supply
The pricing of well and city water is the major difference. City water is controlled by the local government, therefore there is a monthly fee for the water use. There is no monthly fee with well water, but there is an initial fee for drilling the well and setup. Costs vary depending on several factors. To read more about details of drilling a residential well, you can read more here: https://www.donaldsmithco.com/four-things-to-consider/
When it comes to well water OR city water, Donald Smith Company can be the source for both. We drill both residential wells and water wells for municipal use. If you want to find out if a potential home utilizes city water or would be eligible for a well drilled on the property, contact us.