We had the well drilled about 4 years ago- one year into a 3 year long drought- and the well driller at that time told me that it "looked" like an artisian well, we had 50 gpm pumping out of it. The water level has always been about 12" up into the above ground pipe. Last summer the drought was ended and we noticed that the water was literally spewing out from under the well cap. My DH put a couple of copper "weep" pipes under the cap and the water then came out of these in a steady 24 hour stream. He had to dig a ditch and put in some drain tile to direct this water from our yard. The well is the required 100' from the house. Now it seems as though the water is coming up from around the casing, as well as coming out of the weep pipes. Any suggestions as to what we can do about this? It makes a mess of my yard! We have considered building a pond, but are concerned about it only being 130' from the house. Now it would be downhill from the foundation, so I don't know if that would help or not. Any ideas? I expect one day to go out there and find a geyser!