We live on well water and have a pretty good system. The water tastes nice, lots of it in the ground. True, it is acidic and caused our pipes to corrode last year and flood half the house. But at least we had a great well pump! IT kept pumping that water through the system and out the broken end all over the place. It worked great!
True, we had to rip out plumbing in the wall throughout and replace the corroded pieces. And sheetrock the holes. Repaint. But at least we don't have to deal with Chinese Drywall, right?!
Yes, all the wood floors were ruined. And the carpet. and the baseboards.
But that was last year!
Yesterday, that great pump went out. Now we have no water.
Which is worse?
Up-Date: Oh yea!!!! It was not the pump, after all..... only the switch. It had corroded. (What is UP with that?) Easily fixed and much cheaper than hauling the pump out of the ground.
Still, it makes you think. What would we do without water? How well would a windmill work out there? How much would it cost to dig another well?