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I just saw an article that described wells in CA going dry. Just wondered if any of you were worried.
 

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We are over an aquafir. Our well will never run dry.
 

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The last 32yrs our well would go dry off and on. Then we had to haul water. I have to admit that the "wonders" of city water is that it doesn't run dry as often as a well.
Get a water tank, and haul in water as needed if your well gets low. It will refill with rain.
 

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Our well was drilled over 50 years ago and has never run dry. However, when we had a new pump installed a couple of years ago we discovered that the water level is considerable lower than it was about 10 years before that. The water table is dropping due to drought years and increased use in the area. Not a good sign. Some neighbors wells went dry this summer.
 

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We are over an aquafir. Our well will never run dry.
I had a 100 ft of water in my well and drew mud last year after the 3rd year of severe drought. Yes I'm thinking about rain water catchment. Water table is back to normal this year with an abundance of rain. Had the strangest dry September I can remember this year though.
 

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30ft tile well(3ft wide tile)10 wheeler load of stone at bottom to create pocket.more water than I can use.even watering 2acre veggie field!
 

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Not here, there is oodles of water 200 or so feet deep here. Well is 340 or so feet deep.

But in the arid regions, it certainly would be a concern.

Paul
 

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East TN has been in a mild drought this year, no problems.
We live around so much water I don't think we will ever have a problem.
We just installed a deep well hand pump so we will still have water if electricity goes out. Only cost a $250.00 ish.
 

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East TN has been in a mild drought this year, no problems.
We live around so much water I don't think we will ever have a problem.
We just installed a deep well hand pump so we will still have water if electricity goes out. Only cost a $250.00 ish.
What kind did you get?
 

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Nope. I'm sitting on the largest aquifer in AZ with one well at 350 ft deep, the other at 450 ft.
 
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When we have a dry summer, (though here in NY, I can't remember when that last was) I have worried about it. We have a shallow well that was put in when this old house was built. We still use a pitcher pump for our water supply and have never had a problem. I still worry anyway.
 

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No, we aren't worried about our well running dry. Our property is over an aquifer and we have over a dozen natural springs. We are in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.
 

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I've over the Floridian Aquifer which has over 30 magnitude one springs. A mag one spring produces more than 100 cubic feet / second, or 64 million gallons / day. Silver Spring, which is a couple of miles away, produces over 550 MGD. That is a lot of water.
 
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