Private Drinking Water Wells

Published 2012

The most common private water system is a drilled well with a submersible pump and pressure tank. The small amount of maintenance these systems require should be performed by a State of Nebraska licensed professional. This NebGuide explains the operation and maintenance services that a State of Nebraska licensed professional might offer.

The mechanical components of a water system consist of the pump, pressure tank, and pressure switch. Outdoor hydrants and the wellhead are other features that may require periodic checking or maintenance. Become familiar with your water system so that you will know how to respond if an emergency occurs, such as a water leak. In addition, being knowledgable about your system will help when you need to work with a professional.

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