Transitioning to City Water
If you’re thinking about transitioning from well water to your municipal water system, there is a lot to consider. Well water is known for its purity and health benefits as it contains beneficial minerals and other nutrients. Municipal water, on the other hand, is more convenient but the purification process can strip the water of vital nutrients, and it doesn’t always taste as good. It’s really a matter of preference. A well requires annual inspection and maintenance to make sure the water is safe, whereas, you won’t have to worry about that with water supplied by your city. If you would like expert advice before making the switch, consult with one of the licensed plumbers at Atlas Butler. We can walk you through the process and give you price quotes.
Connecting to a municipal water system isn’t cheap. The main driver of costs is the distance from your house to the central water supply (water main) and the laterals (pipes) are priced by the foot. National estimates range from $2,000 to $20,000. Other costs to consider include excavation of your property to place the lines and labor. On top of that, you will have to pay to repair and reseed your lawn that’s been dug up. The city will install a water meter which is how your water usage will be assessed for billing. A monthly water bill averages between $50-$90. That will, of course, depend on the size of your family, and utilization trends (e.g., lawn sprinkler system, pool, etc.)
With well water, you obviously won’t have a monthly water bill, but there are other advantages to municipal water. In addition to purity, you will have better water pressure and there are no worries about supply, whereas, wells can run dry. It’s a big decision. That’s why the licensed plumbers at Atlas Butler can help you weigh the pros and cons and mainly the cost of switching from well water to municipal water. Call us at 614-681-2183. Our phone is answered by a live person 24/7/365 and we can schedule same-day appointments for any of your plumbing needs.