Getting your water from a private well has many benefits. Usually you won’t have the amount of chemicals in your drinking water from a well as you do from a municipal source. You also have full control over your water source, so there is no need to worry about terrorist threats or disasters cutting off your water. However, with the average American using around 90 gallons of water every day, you need to be sure that you have a sufficient supply. During long periods with no rain, it is a possibility that your well could run dry. The location of your well is also important. You don’t want it near your septic system or leach field, since this can contaminate your well water. If you haven’t done so, it is important to have your well water tested to make sure there are not harmful substances in the water. You can send a sample in to a lab to have a thorough test done.