A few weeks ago we went camping for a long weekend. We swap with the neighbors for pet/plant/chicken sitting...I had them water the pots and the chickens, and the hose was left on for three days. Sooo when we came home there was no water(um, we'd been looking forward to showers ). Hubby assumed the well went dry since it is late summer and the same neighbors have drained their new well(as well as their first and that--we suspect-- of another neighbor) with their water use(they leave their hose on...etc etc--I should have realized the pattern would continue if they came over here). I went around looking for something turned on and sure enough the hose was trickling. So my question...we went round and made sure everything was turned off, and didn't use water overnight and took it easy the next day on water use. Does this damage the pump any? When the hose was on we could hear the pump cycle on and try to suck and then shut off...while we're turning on the faucet hoping for water. The water flow was normal within a few hours and hasn't seemed to be affected since. Needless to say we won't ask the neighbors to water anymore, and we'll turn off the water when we leave. They're nice people, you just can't tell them anything. Thanks!