We live in a near suburb of Boston -- we have regular city water and
sewer as do all the local communities.
However, do to the literally $10B plus invested and wasted due to the
Boston harbor cleanup & sewage treatement politics, scandals, and
graft, we have some of the highest water bills in the world -- higher
than the Middle East and almost expensive as milk!
Last quarter, our water bill was over $1000 of which maybe $700-800
came from twice weekly watering of 5000sf of lawn and plants. Our city
does not offer separate metering for irrigation (even though the
sewers are not used), so I inquired about digging an irrigation well.
It seems that such wells are legal and could have a relatively short
payback in addition to letting me water as much as I want to have the
greenest lawns in the city.
Any thoughts on pros/cons of doing this? (I am asking because in my
wildest of dreams I never would have thought of drilling a well in a
city that has had public water supply for more than 100 years)
Any rough ballpark on how such wells are priced and what might be my
total cost of drilling and equipment?