Having a back-up water source — or a water source that does not cost you money — is a great way to ensure that you have water for every situation. In times of disaster, you may lose water from your county or city. Or, if you have a well, a power outage can quickly cause you not to have any water.
Many people purchase properties for their homesteads only to never realize that there is a sustainable water source on the property. Often, people just go ahead and have a well installed without first checking the property for springs. Having a spring that feeds into your house can help you have water for free, which will cut down on your power consumption each month and slash the water bills you might have from your city or county. Even if you don’t want to use the water from the spring, you can always have a pipe to your house, available for times of emergency or need.
What is a Spring?
A spring is water from the ground, and it can surface anywhere. Many people will have several different springs on their property. A true spring will come from naturally flowing groundwater. Finding a good spring is as simple as just walking around your property.
Tips for Finding the Right Spring
- Dry weather. Search for a spring while the weather is dry. When the ground is saturated, you may have trouble finding the water pooling up. Choose dry days when it has not rained for optimal chances of finding a spring.