Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, CA. 93619

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Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, CA. 93619
Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, CA. 93619
After going through what is now a third straight drought year, home buyers more than ever need to look into water issues they could face when shopping for new homes.  I am speaking mainly about homes in rural areas where they are not hooked up to city water lines.  Such homes may have a private, domestic well or they may even be on some sort of a community well or water system.  There are parts of Clovis such as Appaloosa Acres which are notorious for a lack of water.  But what about now that the Governor of California has declared this an official drought year?  Not only does everyone living around you use water but in Clovis there are many acres of AG land that use AG wells which can deplete the water table.
Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, CA. 93619
One tell tale sign that a property or neighborhood may have potential water issues is the presence of water storage tanks.  If you notice that every home is equipped with a water storage tank or two, that is a good sign that water probably has been an issue at some point in the past or it will be in the future.  These tanks are often military green in color and can hold hundreds to thousands of gallons of water. 
Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, CA. 93619
Not only do you need to think about having drinking water, but you also need to consider water for landscaping and possibly for watering animals.  If you buy a home with 20,000 sq. ft of grass in the backyard, that green patch is going to be quite thirsty in the 100+ degree temperatures of the summer months. 
Is There Enough Ground Water Available in Clovis, Ca. 93619

Now more than ever it is important to have domestic wells checked during the escrow period before buying a house.  Finding out where the water table is at in relation to the bottom of the drilled well could save you thousands of dollars by steering you away from a potential property.  Drilling a new well or a deeper well could cost tens of thousands of dollars.  Have a professional well company thoroughly go over the water well and pumps of each house you may be considering to purchase.
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