as a cost saving measure, i decided to use the existing well at the dw as a water source for the new house. the guys spent a day laying the line from the well to the house. i said i better go catch up some water, knowing every time someone works on a water source it has the potential to be down for days. jimmy said, don't worry about it, it will only be off about 5 minutes. he sounded awful confident so i said ok. 5 days later, i was still without water. i don't mind living for long periods when i have to carry water, but i only like it if i get to choose to do it. it's not near as much fun if i have to. well guy finally showed up this morning (after the one that came by yesterday decided he didn't want to get his hands dirty) and dug up the wire that ran from the box to the well. $275 later, on a sunday morning, i can again flush. i mean, if i had planned i could at least have pulled out the sawdust buckets. anyway, having bought this place as a foreclosure i was never able to learn anything about the well. when i called the toll free state number, they said they had no record of the well. it's never had much pressure, the quality is really, really bad- so bad i have drinking water delivered. it reeks of sulphur, and if i leave a glassfull setting over night there is sediment in the bottom the next day. when they guy popped the top of the well, i learned it's only 150' deep, only 8 gpm, with a 1/2 hp pump. it's marginal at best. i knew this was a possibility, but wanted to save the cost if i could. i've worried that if i spend all that money i might end up with a well as bad as the one i have got now. i contracted to have a new well dug at the new house. so the whole point of this post is... would y'all please pray, send good wishes, wish me luck, toss some salt over your shoulder, line up the electrons of the universe... whatever it is your god convicts you to do... ...that i get a GOOD well, with sweet water. :angel: thanks.