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Old 01-29-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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No way!!! It is a wreck waiting to happen!!! I hear nightmare stories all the time.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Kennebec County, Maine
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No.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I would not want to deal with that. What if the vacant land owners decide to biuld? That is a new chunk of water that isn't being used now. Will it stress the well and cause issues? Things might be good now, but who knows who will own the other properties a few years down the road.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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My BIL was on a shared well system in Kentucky. It was a mess to begin with, and only got worse when the farmers next door wanted to put another manufactued home on their property for their adult children, and have the new mobile be on the well system without having the people in the new home be responsible for their share of any well expenses.

Would not do, even if you think you get along amicably with your neighbors.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I wouldn't do it. If you really want to be in that neighborhood find a house or a property "without" a well and put your own in. Do not share.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Not on the same page as most
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When we bought our house, it was contingent that the shared well (on our land) become our well exclusively, and the other homeowners drill their own. We both bought property from the same person, and they knew if she sold our parcel, they would have to drill. They weren't happy about it, but years later, when it came time for them to sell their house, they realized that having their own well was really a plus. I would avoid sharing a well, if possible.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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question; if i own 2 homes that have a shared well, and one piece of property is too small to comply with the footage of septic issues, can i have this piece of propery redemmed unsaleable, the property is currently a rental.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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It shouldnt really be a bad thing, but just make sure somehow you two can figure out how youre gonna do the electrical part of it, as wells need pumps, and pumps run on power...are you going to share the cost of running it? Normally it doesnt take two power supplies to run a well. Remember that when power goes out, you have no water, except maybe whatever is in the lines already.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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wish I had more info, but:

friend live in an semi rural area with several houses on shared well...the home owners have contracted with a business (which I knew what kind!) that handles the well maintenance, billing.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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wish I had more info, but:

friend live in an semi rural area with several houses on shared well...the home owners have contracted with a business (which I knew what kind!) that handles the well maintenance, billing.
I also know of a rural development that everyone shares a huge septic system and share the billing for pumping it when needed.

Seems to work fine when MORE are involved and there is a way to levy costs/upkeep.
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