Log in or Sign up. Hi everyone, My wife and I will be getting city water next week and will be having it plumbed into the house. Because we've been on a well, in our garage, before the runs into the house's plumbing it first goes through a pressure tank and then filtration. I can easily bypass the filtration equipment. Will I need to have the pressure tank removed? Or just turn off the pump switch and then all electricity to the well?
If we leave the tank inline but turn the pump switch off etc. Mar 15, Occupation: Pump Controls Technician Location: I hate to see anyone switching from well water to city water. You can filter and pressurize well water just like the city does. If you have a dependable pump system and filter, you will get better quality
Do you have to hook up to city water from the well than from the city, at much less expense.
City water means you are now subject to anything "big brother" wants to do to you, plus times more cost per gallon Do you have to hook up to city water when pumping your own well water. That being said, you also cannot cross connect a well with city water. The city is afraid you will contaminate their water. I would be more afraid the city would contaminate my well water. way you will have to totally isolate the two systems, which means no piping between the two.
The plumber's plan when he runs the new line to the house was to tie in outside the house, where the existing line runs inside, but to cap off the well line so there is an "air gap.
That should be fine. Don't throw away any of the pump stuff, you may want to go back after getting Do you have to up to city water few water bills. So should the pressure tank pump switch be turned off, and so, will water be going in and out of the pressure tank, or should I have it pulled?
Jan 12, Occupation: Independent Real Estate Broker Location: My best and highest recommendation to you is to have the public water tied into your house line after the pump and tank, and keep the private well system for outside only.
Do you have to hook up to city water advised, they are not supposed to be connected, even with check valves in place.
Keep your well and pump and isolate your outside spigots supplied only by the pump and well for watering your yard, washing cars, etc. I had a well and pump for years and went with county water for the house only because we lost water whenever we lost power out here on the end of the string.
With public water, losing water pressure almost never happens, even when the power is off for days. Also as already advised, public water is far more expensive than water from a private well.
You will be very glad that you did if you ever water your yard with public water for a month. Most people around here use county water for the house, and well water for the great outdoors.
It's "illegal" to have them connected here, but who knows what happens with valves, lines and check valves after it's inspected. A country boy can survive. I also have it plumbed where I can prime the well with county water as necessary with a quarter-turn ball valve. Mike SwearingenSep 5, Jan 5, Occupation: Then have him run a line as needed from the pressure tank to your outside spigots and garage to run off the well.
Do you have to hook up to city water a legal system, as then the two systems would not be connected to one another. Most of us would love to have the option of having both city and well water!
Oct 20, Location: You should think carefully about what you want to do. You may want to use the well water for irrigation. You could do that by connecting the well system, including the tank, to the outside distribution system.
If you have a city sewer system they usually charge for sewer usage for all water they deliver, even if you use it to water the lawn. You avoid that if you have your own well. If you abandon the well you might have trouble getting a permit to reactivate it.
Do you have to hook up to city water would keep the well on line. You can connect the city water to your system. You might want to determine the quality of the city water. Is it soft water? What is the pH? What will be the effect on your plumbing; especially your water heater?
You might be able to leave the systems connected if you install a backflow preventer to prevent your system from feeding back into the city water system. At the very least I would keep the well system connected and operate it occasionally to keep it from getting siezed up. If you connect the city water to your tank it will almost all bypass the tank. Bob NHSep 5, We are here in Tarrant County and our well is a shallow well at about feet.
is lot of iron in this area so we have been using a pretty extensive filtration setup air pump, oxidation tank, two huge tanks for filtering the iron, and then a water softener
Do you have to hook up to city water the house only. Before we ever moved in, the irrigation guy turned on our irrigation without making sure the filtration was working properly, which caused a mess of course.
Part of my irritation with the well and filtration has been that we still get some minor staining on our property, on the concrete. Inside, things have been fine but one irritation I have had is that our hot water when you fill up a tub all the way begins to get slightly discolored.
We do have electric water heaters, which the filtration people told me is not a good combination with a well system even if filtered but I have also wondered if it is also our softener. So when we have the plumbers switch us over to city water, I am going to have them flush out our heaters and replace the anode rods and I will leave the softener bypassed the first month we are on city water.
Do you have to hook up to city water septic so we do not have sewer. Bob, what effects could city water have on our water heaters 2 electric 40 gallon AO Smith water heaters with a recirculation pump? So my plan was to have the plumber out the following week. My thinking was to use the city water for everything, to just leave the softener inline but bypassed to see what the water is like without it and to see our hot water is like without it, to cap off the well line and to turn off all of the power to the well etc.
I figured I should leave all of our filtration equipt. Thank you for the help and all of the great responses. The last money we spent on our well was 12 years ago when the pump failed. I also run an irrigation system with 12 zones that waters almost an acre. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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