Private Drinking Water Wells

Published 2012

A water distribution system is needed to pump water out of the well to the surface and deliver it under pressure to the place where it will be used. A typical private water distribution system consists of a pump with a motor, and a pressure storage tank (Figure 1). The system also needs a control device, such as a pressure switch, in order to operate. Since temperatures can get very cold in Nebraska, the system must be designed to prevent the water from freezing in the distribution system.

Publication Details


Janet R. Hygnstrom

Wayne E Woldt

Sharon O. Skipton


Natural Resources

Water Management

Publication Date June 07, 2012
Last Revision Date June 07, 2012
Language English


Series NebGuide