Finding a well?

australorpchick

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Feb 18, 2009
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Our neighbor behind us told DH that he was pretty sure there was a well on the backside of the property at one time. Does anybody have any idea how we would go about finding an old well?
 

hoosier

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Could the neighbor give you an idea of where to start looking?
Have you asked the county if they have a record of it?

I found a well on our place by tripping over the edge and nearly falling through the rotted wood top - not a recommended method!

Good luck
 

The Chicken Lady

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Good idea. The township or county where you live should have these maps, and should be able to provide you with a map of your property for free.
 

CityGirlintheCountry

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Jul 7, 2007
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I was told there was one on my property. I assumed it had been filled in. Turns out it is under the house. There is a pipe coming up out of the ground. I haven't tried to reprime it, but the potential is there, I guess.

Edited to clarify- it is under what used to be the back porch. I'm guessing there was a pump on the back porch.
 
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KristyHall

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that's horrible!
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