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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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Debunking The Biggest Myths About Residential Water Well Pumps

by Edwin Johnston

If you are looking to break away from relying on a public water supply, a residential water well is an incredible option, and in some cases, it may be the only feasible option available. However, as a homeowner, installing and maintaining a water well may sound like an intimidating idea if you have no experience. The intimidation often comes from lack of experience and common misconceptions about water wells and water well pumps in general. Here are a few of the biggest myths about residential water well pumps and the real truths you need to know.

Myth: Well pumps are extremely expensive.

Fact: Well pumps are probably not as expensive as you think. In fact, there is a large variety of well pumps that range in prices. If you go for a basic pump for a shallow well, you will probably only pay something like $100 to $500. For a deep well pump, the cost rises slightly to $175 to $800. The most common pump, the submersible well pump, which is situated beneath the water level inside your well, should cost you between $200 and $1200.

Myth: You have to replace your well pump every few years.

Fact: One of the most expensive components of any well is the pump that is used to pull water from the well to a holding tank or to your home. Therefore, it is only natural to be concerned about having to replace a well pump on a regular basis. However, most submersible well pumps are designed to be fully functional for as long as 25 years as long as your well water is not filled with sediment. Therefore, the pump you have installed when the well is implemented should last you for many years without problems.

Myth: Well pumps are expensive to operate because they use so much energy.

Fact: The average well pump really does not use a lot of energy. In fact, what you pay for the energy use of your well pump will most likely be much lower than what you would pay for a monthly water bill. According to Runestone Electric Association, a 1/2-horsepower well pump will only use 60 kWh at 120 hours of use, which will cost you only $6.96 per month on your power bill. You can also go with a solar-powered well pump, which uses the power supplied by a solar grid to keep the pump running as needed. 

For more information, contact a company specializing in well pump installation and repair, such as T. W. Stanley & Son Well Pump & Plumbing Repair.

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