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Old Oct 4th 2017, 2:59 pm   #1
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Default Well Water (water from a well) Chiclana

Hola,

This is my first post so be gentle with me. I have searched but can't find my answer so apologies if this is digging up old ground (pun intended).

We are looking to move to the Chiclana area next year and I know a lot of the properties have water supplied by a well. Can you please let me know the pro's and cons of this?

I have 4 young boys so we go though a fair bit of water both for drinking and for washing. Is it possible to make the water safe to drink (filters etc) or is this not possible even with mains water?

I have stayed in villas with both supply's so just looking for a bit of 'locals' advice. When viewing properties what should I look out for with regards to the water supply?

I will be back with more questions I am sure

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Hola,

This is my first post so be gentle with me. I have searched but can't find my answer so apologies if this is digging up old ground (pun intended).

We are looking to move to the Chiclana area next year and I know a lot of the properties have water supplied by a well. Can you please let me know the pro's and cons of this?

I have 4 young boys so we go though a fair bit of water both for drinking and for washing. Is it possible to make the water safe to drink (filters etc) or is this not possible even with mains water?

I have stayed in villas with both supply's so just looking for a bit of 'locals' advice. When viewing properties what should I look out for with regards to the water supply?

I will be back with more questions I am sure

Thanks
Paul
I have a well /bore hole (not in your chosen area ) , its 175m deep and a pain in the *** , , if you have the option of mains water take it every time , its all potable .
With a bore hole you need a pump and they do fail , mine is around £800,00 plus they do consume a lot of electric , you need to "lift " them every couple of years (not easy) and check everything , Spanish electric is rarely reliable in the campo , if you have a supply that needs no pumping (gravity fed) that may work out but you need to get the water tested and fit filters and UV lamps etc , as I said if you can have mains water take it.
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Old Oct 4th 2017, 9:21 pm   #4
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Hola

I live in Chiclana; the water from ANY well in Chiclana is not drinking water (potable) as the water table under Chiclana is contaminated. The various authorities are currently discussing the problems / solutions.

Most bore holes are less than 50 metres deep and a pump is under 400€. The pump should last over six years and some over ten years. My well is only 15 metres deep and it is 5 metres to water. I have never had water problems per se but I have just had to replace the motor for the pump - it lasted for over five years.

I drink the water from my well and always have; I have had my water tested and it is not "drinkable" officially but the numbers are just over the legal limit.

There are companies that make machines to change the water to drinkable but there are a lot of fly-by-night companies that will con you into buying equipment that will not make the water drinkable .

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Thanks for the replies, both very useful.
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