There are several homestead water sources you can consider, including digging a well, accessing groundwater supplies and collecting rainwater.
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Long and narrow, drilled wells are the only option for getting water out of bedrock. Learn more about well construction and regulations in your area from your local health department.
Enlist the power of the wind to pump your well water — you’ll save on your electric bills, and add a nostalgic feature to your homestead.
Modern dug wells are lined with large, tubular concrete tiles to keep surface water and soil from contaminating the well water.