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Old 06-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I agree with what others have said about the muni "forcing" people to cap their wells and connect to muni water. Many jurisdictions impose fines, deny permits for any additional work on the property, cite you with all sorts of "health issues" to get you into court when you will almost undoubtedly be legally mandated to close your well or face more fines and/or jail time. In some places, they just simply pass a law that makes it illegal to have a well or septic on your property... voila!
They will deny permits to drill in a few townships around me.

We have won each time in court.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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My parents are looking for a permanent retirement property near the White Mountains of NH. They have come across a property with a dug well. It is a 3 bedroom 3 bath house with 2200sqft built in 1996. What are the differences between a dug well and a drilled well? Any replies would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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Many places it is nearly impossible to get financing for a house that has a dug well.

A dug well is an open well that was dug out and curbing put in to prevent caving.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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My parents are looking for a permanent retirement property near the White Mountains of NH. They have come across a property with a dug well. It is a 3 bedroom 3 bath house with 2200sqft built in 1996. What are the differences between a dug well and a drilled well? Any replies would be appreciated.
Lots of information in here.



http://www.wellowner.org/
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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Many places it is nearly impossible to get financing for a house that has a dug well.

A dug well is an open well that was dug out and curbing put in to prevent caving.
Yep, surface water.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Midvale, Idaho
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"As far as revenue goes most places treat the water/sewer fund as an eneterprise fund which means it can't be used to balance the general fund but only used for the water/sewer system obligations:"

This is how it is here. No cross over from the water fund to the the general fund. Two separate accounts. Although the water and general funds are both considered in total budget. OH UHG time to do that again.. Sigh.

I am the city clerk here and there are ordinances on new subdivisions to put in water systems for the people. The city can not afford to do so. This city does not treat the water.One of the three city wells is artesian. The last town we lived in did make an ordinance no new wells in the city at a certain cut off dates so many people hurried up to put in wells. BUT they could not be hooked to the houses on the city water systems because of possible cross contamination.These were only irrigation wells with hand pumps on them.

In the olden days every one in the town has their own wells and were on septics. The property we bought and put a home on had a house here years ago and there was an old well. We did have to end it. The water pumped out was black and smelly anyway. There are laws a well can not be closer then 100 foot from septic.

Course this is a tiny town. I think the water meter count, in use , is only 90 meters. NICE little town.

Chris
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: IN
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http://www.wellowner.org/
Thank you for the information. I would assume a dug well would probably not pass inspection at all? What is the typical costs associated with a new drilled well? They will likely not be interested in the property as the owner dug the well himself as well as the septic and leechfield. Dug wells are actually very common in NH as the rural areas tend to be very backwoods with regard to some things...
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Thank you for the information. I would assume a dug well would probably not pass inspection at all? What is the typical costs associated with a new drilled well? They will likely not be interested in the property as the owner dug the well himself as well as the septic and leechfield. Dug wells are actually very common in NH as the rural areas tend to be very backwoods with regard to some things...
Most charge by the foot for drilling with a minimum charge. Ours is 100 foot.
We drill for $16. This does include grouting.

There are two types. A bedrock intake well. There we use two shale traps at $50 each.

The second type is a screed well. The screen and gravel pack is $600.

Now the tricky part. The hook up.

This is the pump, tank, pit-less adaptor, wire and line to the house.
The size of the pump and tank makes a difference. I never advise less than a 3/4 HP pump. I have put in 1/2 HP at some cottages. The length of the dig from the well to the house will also make a difference. $1900 will be as cheap as it gets.

Just think of this as good, better, best and pressure to knock your socks off.

BTW, this is for a 5" PVC well.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Me too open wells can be deadly to wildlife and people . But this about the right to keep your wells . We have never had to boil our well water , yet those in the city are warned now and then to not drink the water unless it's boiled.
We've had that in parts of So California. Water lines on Socal are filled with hard water deposits.

Some of the water in Oklahoma is dirty, I don't even think it's filtered out..
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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annexation, permit issues, revocation of CofO.. whatever works.
aka....Redevelopment.
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