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Old 08-11-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Default Ever Have a Well Dry Out?

My husband keeps watering our lawn during this drought and I am concerned that our well will dry out. Am I being overly cautious or is this a real concern?

Has anyone ever had their well dry out? If so, are there any warning signs or does it suddenly just stop giving water?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Nope, never had a well dry out. But it does happen.
Well water comes from rain originally,sooooo......I would say that is a warning sign.

Somewhere on here is a previous thread about this, do a search and it should come up.

I have had wells hit by lightning tho,
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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If so, are there any warning signs or does it suddenly just stop giving water?
The well's flow rate (gallons per minute) will slowly decrease while the silt content will increase.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:40 PM
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When we first bought our home here, we were on a community well. We had the water checked and it was found to be pure mineral water. We had a family move in from Pennsylvania. They bought an above ground pool and proceeded to fill it up from the well. The next thing you know our community well was dry. We had to move in with our parents for a while. Union County rescued us by providing city water. You have a real concern. I am sure there is a way to check this. I personally would not use any unnecessary water from a well at any time.
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Yes...it happens. Especially during a drought...which we are in right now.
This is prime business season for well drillers, there are lots of people needing their wells dug deeper.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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While your lawn is looking green there are people who depend on well water for their family's needs. You know - drinking water and such......
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