To feel truly self-sufficient and live off-the-grid, you need a running water source on your land, or you need to be able to drill a well. You cannot rely on harvested rainwater alone… You can pay a company to come onto your land and dril
Long and narrow, drilled wells are the only option for getting water out of bedrock. Learn more about well construction and regulations in your area from your local health department. Illustration by Elayne Sears. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.