water rights was my initial thought also. It's a bigger deal in some places than others. People get upset when they feel you are stealing their water. Or should I say potentially their water. The guy that owned my house previously ran into issues when he dug the pond and dammed up a ditch to fill it. He had to tear out the dam and dig a well that is probably a portion of the same water. Had fines to pay also. Ultimate issue was that water was supposed to be heading further downstream for a farmers field that was 2 fields over. In the 4 years we have had the house I have seen it go dry 2 summers so far.
Edited by NaJoBeLe - 4/19/16 at 12:53pm