Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Coming from a person who's lived on several different properties depending on wells there are soooo many variables to consider.
First off I'd get the well specs:
How old is the well?
When was the pump put in/replaced?
Gallons per Minute?
What kind of property is it? Plain, Mountain, what's it near?
Do you have a pond or stream? Any way to store water in case of drought?
Then go to your local ag department or county extension office and get the specs on:
Natural gas proficient in your area?
Get the water tested.
Research the property history. You never know what it was used for.
I've had some of the best and some of the worst wells in history. Two were in areas known for shale and natural gas and they were TERRIBLE. I had an artesian well that was amazing and water was gushing out around the pump. Right now I'm on top of a mountain and my water is totally dependent on the amount of rain we get, slim pickins in the summer and we have to truck it in for the horses during a drought. We can't keep up with the house let alone the livestock. Talk about yummy though!
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