3 Reasons to Have Your Well Pump, Well & Septic System Done Simultaneously
Wells, well pumps, and septic systems all require expert installation and care. If you are having a well pump installed, digging a new well, or having a new septic system installed, you should have all of these completed simultaneously. Here are some very good reasons why.
You're Placing a Well Away from the Septic System
While both a well and a septic system are necessities, you should place the well first. In the event that the only place a well can go is where you were planning to put the septic system, the placement of the septic system can be rethought and placed elsewhere. You cannot do that with the well (not usually). If you had placed the septic tank in that location first, you may have a very costly situation on your hands because you would have to dig up and remove the septic tank to create the well. Ergo, doing all of these things at once removes these potential problems.
You Want to Avoid Sewage Leaks into the Well
Another reason for installing or replacing all three items at once is to prevent sewage from leaking and seeping into the ground. Once a septic leak begins, it can travel toward the well, where the well pump could push your wast back into your house or contaminate your drinking water. While placing the well far away from the septic tank is ideal, it may not always be possible. Not checking and/or replacing the components for either of these systems when the other is being repaired or replaced may result in contamination.
You Want to Ensure the Pumps for Both Systems Work Effectively
Septic pumps pull waste and wastewater out and away from your home, while the well pumps push water into it. When one type of pump is working and the other is not, the one that is working is working overtime against the other. What you really want is for both pumps to be working, efficient and operating in a full circle of water in, waste and waste water out and repeat. What you might get if either pump is not fully functional is water in back-flow or back-up of waste or not enough water to push the waste and waste water out toward the septic tank. The added strains on this circulatory water system, when not addressed promptly, could result in dual systems failure or both pumps failing.