Having access to a private well surely proves to be an advantage to some homeowners. You get to skip the costs of being tapped into a public water supply every month and you don't even have to worry about chlorine and other public-water contaminants. However, having just a water well alone is just the beginning of becoming a self-reliant water well owner; you do need a water holding tank as well.
Many folks will have a water tank situated outside of their home, possibly not far from the well itself. But it is a much better idea to install a water holding tank that is fueled by your private well in the basement of your home. Here's a look at why having a water tank in your basement is beneficial.
The water holding tank will not be problematic in the winter months.
Because your basement is underground like your well, it remains a general ambient temperature that is usually above freezing even when it is cold outside. Therefore, if your water tank is in the basement, you won't have to be concerned with frozen supplies when the temperatures drop. And as long as the lines leading from your water well are properly buried and insulated, you will have water all winter long without issues.
The water holding tank will not be exposed to UV rays.
If the water tank is outdoors and exposed to direct sunlight, you will always have to worry about UV exposure. UV exposure can be an issue with your water tank because it can break down the tank, elevate the water temperature and encourage microbial growth, and even contribute to problems with mold and mildew inside the tank. In the basement, your water tank is rightly protected from direct sunlight, so none of this will come about.
The water holding tank can be easily monitored.
Just as you have to keep an eye on your water well, you have to keep an eye on your water tanks to ensure the safety of the water you are bringing into your home. The water inside of the tank should be tested separately from your well water. The tank will have to be cleaned on occasion. The tank must be monitored for water levels throughout the year. All of this is a much easier feat if the tank is right downstairs in the basement of your home instead of outside.
Contact a company, like Advanced Drilling, for more help.