A word of caution for people that have public water and a well.
I have both public and well water. I can open and close valves to use either one.
I use the well water for the taste and because it's cheaper. The public is only for power outages.
My power was off the other morning so I opened the public water valve and didn't bother with the valve at the well since I would have to remove the cover. I needed to take a shower and go to work. I just flipped off the breaker on the well.
When I got home, I went out to close the public water valve and I heard a hissing noise coming from the well.
The public water is much higher pressure and it blew out the seal on my pump! I have a new seal on the way......