The average person uses around 80-100 gallons of water per day? (source) That is a lot of water! That’s why in my article about things you should consider when buying a homestead, water is one of the main things you should be looking for.
However, sometimes you find land that is perfect with the exception of water.
And let’s not forget that emergencies happen too.
What can you do if you have a piece of land with no water? Or if an emergency strikes that ruins your water source on hand?
Well, today I want to share with you how you can fix the issue of water on your homestead.
I will forewarn you that some of these options can be expensive. But if you find the perfect piece of land then it might be worth the cost to you. Plus, if it helps save your family or livestock during an emergency then the cost would be worth it.
Here are some options for you:
1. City Water
The first and most obvious option for water on a homestead is city water. If you live close enough to city limits then you might have this.
And that’s a good thing. It means you don’t have to pay to have a well put in.
However, I would still encourage you to look for a separate water option. Let’s be honest for a second. Most of us that homestead don’t do it because we are bored. We do it for health purposes and because we want to be self-reliant in case an earth shattering emergency takes place.
Well, if a catastrophe did happen, city water would most likely be a thing of the past. It would be easy for it to become contaminated or simply not work at all depending upon what the earth-shattering issue was.
So if you have this as a viable option for your homestead, great. But consider some of these other options as a solid backup plan.