Traditionally, the parties to a well share agreement have a joint checking account used specifically for paying the well electricity and repairs. Usually, each property owner pays a flat amount to cover the cost of the electricity and to set aside money for repairs.
purpose of the well share Bank account
A well share bank account can help the parties save a little each month to cover the cost of expensive repairs.
1. Pay the Electricity Costs for the Well
Electric pumps bring water from the well into a storage tank. Traditionally, there is a single electricity meter attached to the pump. As such, it is impossible to tell how much electricity was used to deliver water to a particular household. For this reason, most Parties to a shared well agreement pay an equal amount of money each month for the electricity.
2. Save for Major Repairs to the Water Well
The second major reason homeowners use a joint checking account is to set aside a little money each month for major repairs to the well. With this nest egg, no one is left scrambling to come up with the money.
Major repairs may include replacing a pump, fixing a water leak, or even deepening the well.
- Open the Bank Account Now– Even if the well share agreement is not finalized it is not too early to open the shared bank account.
- Specific Purpose– The well share bank account should not be used for any other purpose than maintaining the water well.
- Equal Access to the Bank Statements– The bank can send monthly statements to each homeowner. This way, every can verify that the electricity bill is being paid and that the accumulated money stays in the account.
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