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Old 11-19-2013, 03:30 PM
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My husband and I are thinking about purchasing a home with only a cistern for a water source, (no well and no public water). According to records there was a well dug back in 1998, they went to 220 ft and stopped drilling. The notes say "dry hole". I am not sure if that means there isn't any water on the property or just not in that location. Other homes in the area have wells that are about 750 ft deep. Anyway, In order for us to qualify for a loan our lender needs to see that cistern use is somewhat common for the area (about 3 to 5 homes). The area is northern Wellington near Buckeye Rd. Does anyone have any information on other homes in the area that also have a cistern as their only water source? Also, is it hard to find water for a well in that area, is that why wells are so deep? If the property can't have a well how challenging will it be to bring water to the cistern and what are we looking at cost wise? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:21 AM
Location: Black Forest, CO
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You might try calling a local well driller. They can tell you about water wells in that area, and they may know some info about cisterns too.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:34 AM
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ooops I guess this is an old post. I wanted to suggest you get your information from a driller... well drillers are the best! They can tell you where they do or don't really find water. You can dig to your hearts content. A 700ft well is EXPENSIVE to dig ..... especially if you still DON'T find WATER! Talk to the experts on this one.
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