Another thing new well owners should know is what to do if their well freezes.
Obviously, you should take steps to prevent your well from freezing. For instance, if you live in the South and have one of those pumps that sticks up out of the ground with a fairly narrow, easily frozen pipe, you should make sure to insulate the pipe and might even want to consider installing a special heater for it.
And if a freeze warning if effect, leave a faucet dripping fast or running a little before you go to bed at night (a slow drip may not be enough).
If those efforts are not enough, and it freezes anyway, simply cut off the power to your well pump at your circuit breaker box. Otherwise, the pump will keep trying to fill the tank and will keep failing because the water is frozen! The result can be a burned-out pump engine, and next thing you know, you're looking for water well pump replacement parts.