The 411 On Water Wells For Irrigation Purposes

Landscaping is important for your home's curb appeal and value, but it can be costly to maintain. From purchasing plants and fertilizer to spending the necessary time, energy, and water to help your landscape grow and thrive, it is easy to see how costs add up. Lawns typically require 1 to 1.5 inches of water each week to grow and thrive. If you have city or community water, you may have a high bill each month because of your basic irrigation needs. Fortunately, help is available.

To add value to your home and ensure your lawn and the rest of your landscape receives enough water all while saving money on your monthly bills, consider a water well for irrigation purposes. This guide will help you understand the benefits and installation process of this innovative system.


Obviously, the main benefit of an irrigation well is the reduction in your monthly water bills. Once you have the well installed, you do not have to pay for the water used for irrigation purposes.

As a homeowner, you may think the installation cost is not worth the savings. It is true that farms and nurseries benefit from an irrigation well the most because of the amount of water they require to maintain their business. However, you and your household finances will also benefit from installing an irrigation well..

Another benefit of an irrigation well is an increase in your home's total value. If you ever have to sell your house, buyers will find your house, with its own irrigation well, more appealing. Therefore, they may be willing to spend more money to buy your house.

Lastly, and maybe even more surprising, water from a well is cleaner and safer compared to the water provided by your city or community. Well water is free of chemicals, such as chlorine, so it is safer and healthier for your flower, vegetable, and herb gardens. You can rest easy in knowing you are watering your garden, flowerbeds, trees, and lawn in a healthy, non-toxic manner.


Yes, the installation of an irrigation well can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating, but the benefits make it all worthwhile.

To get started, contractors will need to inspect your property, ensuring all necessary equipment can navigate safely and efficiently through your yard. During this inspection, you and the contractors will determine which location is right to drill the well. It is important to remember that the further away the well is from the home, the more expensive the process will be.

Also, make sure to account for any future additions or improvements to your home. If you plan on building a shed, playground, patio, pool, or other outdoor structure, keep this in mind when choosing a location for your well.

Depending on your local city, county, and neighborhood, approval may be necessary before beginning the installation process. If your home is located in a neighborhood with an HOA, approval from the board and your local city or county will be imperative before starting the drilling process.

Contractors will also discuss the well options that are best suited to your yard. Many homeowners prefer a shallow well, since it does not require extensive drilling into the ground. This shallow well allows a sufficient amount of groundwater for watering your lawn and garden.

If more water is necessary, consider a bedrock well. This deeper well draws water from aquifers, which provides a larger supply of water for larger lawns and gardens.

After drilling at the recommended depth, casing may need to be applied to the well. Casing acts as an additional layer of steel protection between the well and the ground/soil.

The installation of an irrigation well offers enormous benefits. This guide will help you understand if these benefits are worth the investment for you and your home. To learn more, contact a company like MacKay Bruce Pump & Well Drilling Service Inc.