More than 15 million Americans today get their water supply from a well, according to the CDC. if you're not yet on this list, there are a few reasons why you might want to consider making the switch from regular tap water. Well water in fact has a variety of different benefits that you may not have thought of. Here are three of them to keep in mind.

Chemical Free

After years of drinking regular tap water, you really don't know what you're missing. Water from the tap contains a variety of chemicals, most predominantly chlorine and fluoride, that are used by your local municipality to cleanse the water supply before it is sent out to the public. Yes, these chemicals help kill bacteria and other particles you don't want to digest, but the chemicals themselves aren't really that healthy for you either. It's also worth noting that chemical-free water will simply taste better than water that has been extensively treated.

Naturally Fortified

Well water may lack some of the chemicals found in tap water but well water also has something that tap water does not. Lots and lots of natural minerals. Some of these minerals will require additional filtering, and the exact amount will depend on the ground water in your area. The good news here is that among those minerals are small traces of calcium or magnesium, or in other words, minerals that can provide nutritional value for your body.

Save Money

Finally, well water isn't just potentially healthier for your body. It's also healthier for your wallet. When you own a private water well, you directly control your incoming supply. This means you can cancel your municipal water supply completely. Drilling the well and finding the right set of water well pumps will of course cost some money, but once it's all set up, you'll find that your monthly water costs are cheaper than what you were being charged by your local town. 

Whether you are looking to save some money on your monthly water bill or you just don't like the taste of the local water supply, installing a water well on your property could be the answer to your concerns. Well water has extra healthy minerals but is devoid of chemicals like chlorine and represents a healthier choice for you and your family. For more information, contact a contractor or a company like Valley Pump Co today.