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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-11-08 08:11 PM
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23. WELL PROGRESS UPDATE
I got the not so great news..although not unexpected...that the existing well is dead, may it rest in peace. The odd thing is that the pump that was on the well and has not been used since 1992..actually worked when the hooked up the gererator. ha! At least well enough for them to pump water, but only could get about 1 cup an hour...ho hum! Anyway...rough est. for drillng new well and pump, etc. is a little under $4000. I told them to go for it...since I will have to do it...and the price of gas to drill is only going to go up with time. One interesting thing that they told me was that there are not the water tables in Arkansas that one drills to ..as is the traditional way with well drilling, but that it is really pockets of water that runs between the rocks under the ground..and it is these pockets that result in the many springs in Arkansas when they rise to the surface. Interesting, eh? Also the reason, they inform as to why basements are not feasable. Always something new to learn. Pat
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