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Old 05-08-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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thinking about buying a property in Atlanta (surrounding counties), but what if I found out its source of water is from a well, how concern should I be.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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What type of concerns are you imagining?

It's not exactly more difficult to be on well water vs city and in the long run can be less expensive, but it does come with additional responsibilities for the homeowner.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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concern because I'm not sure what my responsibilities will be, and if there are concerns about water shortage etc.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:20 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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If the Pump Fails you need to buy a new pump.
If there is a power Problem, you need to fix the power problem. (Also you will not have water during a power outage, unless you put in a backup power supply)
If you have a filter on the system, you have to maintain it (or pay to have it maintained)
There are Pipes, Connections, Filters, pressure tanks, reserve tanks, (Sometimes Secondary Pumps) you have to maintain.
If the well goes dry you need to dig it deeper or drill a new well.
You need to test the water from time to time to make sure its safe.
Depending on your water usage patterns you may be drawing more water then you system can deliver per minute.

Those are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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When it was installed they should have used the number of beds/baths as a baseline for usage rate.

Icartp, what you should do is ask the previous owners or your neighbors who installed/services their well and have someone come out and walk you through everything that's required of you.

It's really not rocket science and shouldn't be anything to be afraid of.

I'd be more concerned about septic tank issues than well issues, but maybe you're on sewage.
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