What Is the Ideal Pressure Range for Well Water?

Generally, the ideal pressure for well water is two pounds less than the start pressure of the water pump. In order to maintain ideal water pressure for a well system, the well must also have a proper pressure tank.

The key to maintaining long-lasting water pressure is to install an appropriately-sized pressure tank for the well. The pressure tank must be of proper size to meet the demand put upon the well. A tank too large can result in fewer cycles, which can lead to uneven water pressure and waste. Conversely, a tank too small can lead to more demand on the water pump itself, leading to shorter pump life.