Are you looking to buy land in Maine to build an off grid, strategic location property? Maine has some great properties for sale that will fit your needs. There are a lot of criteria to consider but a few basics hit the top of the list. Today, let's just look at the basic need of drinking water.
After listening to the news about the California water shortage, I realize how blessed we are in Maine. Being born and raised here, I do not remember a time we ever had to ration water. The quality of drinking water in Maine is excellent. Once in a while you may run into some higher mineral contents but nothing a filtration system can't fix.
My home has a 160 foot deep drilled well with 20 feet of casing and produces 10 gallons per minute of some of the best drinking water you will find on earth. Right out of the tap with no filtration! The cost to drill is $12/foot for drilling and $12/foot of casing. 20' of casing is the minimum amount required by code. Then factor in some excavation work and the well pump and that will add about another $1,300 to $2,000 depending on your location.
My home is connected to the grid but what happens when you lose power? That's were Bison Pumps enters the scene. Their slogan "The Premier Hand Pump" and after having one installed at my home, I have no doubt that my drinking water needs will be met during my lifetime with or without power. The design, engineering and quality of the working components are second to none. I was not looking to buy the cheapest hand pump on the market but I wanted to be confident that no matter the season (Maine can get some extreme cold winter weather), I would be able to get drinking water when the need arises.
Bison Pumps, www.bisonpumps.com was founded by David Harbison, Jr of Harbison Plumbing in Houlton Maine. We've all heard the saying "necessity is the mother of invention", well (no pun intended), Bison Pumps is a true example of this old saying. Maine's ice storm of 1998 left 1000's of people without power in the middle of winter, some for a few days and some for weeks. After seeing so many people struggle to meet the need of basic drinking water, Bison Pumps was developed.
I had the pleasure of meeting David and his son Jonathan (3rd generation plumber) this summer as they installed my pump. They are first class people and hard working Mainers. It was very interesting talking with David and his vision of how Bison Pumps could help around the globe with the world water crisis.
Whether you are looking to build off grid or just looking to have a drinking water solution in case of power outages, Bison Pumps should be top of your list.