my sister is connected to my well (dug twice around her house and hit nothing). The line is about 900 feet long and all uphill (a gradual rise). I don't know what she used under the ground but could find out. Her pump is just a normal well pump (I've had to have it pulled out to replace mine which was underneath). She has 9 people living in her house and gets all the water she wants but this well is a gusher and there is only me at my house.