Our very rural property (just under 4 acres), already has a well, septic, and utilities, but they were installed for the existing mobile home at the bottom of the property. We would like eventually to build up toward the top of our ridge to take advantage of the views. I have assumed all along that we would need to put in a new well and septic tank/leachfield, but recently a relative suggested that we should be able to pump from our existing well. hmm.. The future homesite is about 49 feet higher than the existing site, and perhaps 240?? feet horizontally. This seems like it would take a powerful pump to bring water up that far, but hey -- what do I know? What do you think?