Did you know that more than 43 million people, or about 15 percent of the U.S. population, get their water from private wells?
It’s a great alternative to relying on and paying monthly fees for public utilities.
The only cost associated with a well is maintenance.
This includes the well itself (borehole, casing) and the components that bring water to the surface and deliver it to your home–namely the pump.
If you are installing in a well or updating an old unit, you may be wondering about well pump installation cost.
There is a wide range here, with the average cost of well pump installation running between several hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Many different factors influence this total.
The good news is that, once you know what these variables are, you can better estimate how much your project will cost. Keep reading to find out more.
Well Pump Type
The depth of your well is one of the biggest factors that will impact well pump installation cost.
That is because the distance your system has to pump water from the ground determines the caliber of pump you need.
For shallower wells (under 25 feet), a basic pump may be sufficient.
Jet pumps sit aboveground and use a vacuum to draw water up through the well. They can cost as little as $100.
For deeper wells, you may need a high-pressure submersible pump.
As the name suggests, these sit below the water table and push water up through the borehole to the surface.
These have the added advantage of providing more stable water pressure, regardless of the depth of your well.
Besides the basic pump types, you can choose other options that can impact the cost of installation.
For instance, solar-powered pumps can cost several thousand dollars.
But they can significantly impact your utility costs over time and can still operate during power outages.
The other factor that can impact the cost to install a new well pump is labor.
Today, you can find any number of DIY home videos online, but well pump installation is something you should leave up to a professional.
Total labor costs can have a wide range as well, but you can expect them to be less than half of the total price tag.
Fitting a basic pump on a shallow well does not involve much time or effort and has a minimal installation cost.
Deeper wells can be more complex and more time-consuming.
If other components like wiring or the water tank need replacing or the borehole needs repair, this can add to overall costs.
On the flipside, minor repairs can save you money over time.
They can help your system run more efficiently and last longer, so that you avoid replacement costs (if possible).
Learn More About Well Pump Installation Cost in Arizona
Now that you have an idea of what impacts well pump installation cost, you can get a ballpark of what you can expect to pay.
Also, most reputable companies will discuss prospective costs with you upfront, so there are no surprises down the road.
For more than 20 years, Empire Pump has been a leading provider of quality water well pump sand installation throughout Arizona.
We service residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, environmental, mining, and agricultural customers.
Reach out to us today for a water well pump installation cost estimate or to learn more about our products and services.
Are you looking to get help with your residential well pump or commercial well pump? The Empire Pump team has been helping Arizona residents ensure they have reliable and safe well water since 1946! Give our team a call today at (623) 582-5069 or request service online.
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