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Cindy, Home Buyer in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

how much does it cost to dig a new well, if it dries up.?

Asked by Cindy, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Sat Jul 12, 2008

not sure about buying a house with a well

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It's only a phone call to get a better answer---I have no idea what the low end would be in your area. It's always good to ask questions and these people who drill wells all the time can give you more info.
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well i dont really even have a definite address to give them. alot of houses seem to have wells and septic tanks and i need to know the what ifs, before i take that plunge.

and if $8000 is the low end, i would rather pay a water bill and will stop looking at houses with wells. i just wanted an idea. if it was a couple thousand then ok, but over 8000 is too steep.

and there is no guarantee how long they will last.
thank you.
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Hi again! It sounds like you might be frustrated that none of us gave you a "rough" idea. That is because the only way to really know is to talk with a professional in your area as to how far down they might have to go to get the water (again, it can vary by lots next door to each other). But a professional in our area can pull up log reports that tell you approximately how far down they had to go (in your area) for each well that exists around there. (Cost could be $8,000 - $30,000 ???----really can vary substantially!) You don't even have to be "in a contract" for them to pull up other log reports to give you a "rough" estimate. Hope that helps!
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i just wanted a rough idea.

it is a big deal if it is a huge expense and you don't anticipate it or can't afford it.
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That is a question you should be asking a well drilling company that provides service in the area you are looking to purchase.
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Recommend discuss your concerns with a contractor who does this you might have additional answers to your question. I am sure you can google search for those companies.
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A well is either "dug" or "drilled" and the cost varies by how far one has to go to get water. If there was a well there previously, and it has dried up, that is a question for a Professional Well Digger. You can go online (or phone directory) and see a list of those in your area and make a call to ask questions. I've found that one question leads to 3-4 more and a person you'd want to do business with is the person that will take the time to answer your questions. A well is not a bad thing---consider the options: water or no water. :-) Some areas are not set up for public water and to get set up is a big thing. Good Luck! Ranee P. of Seattle
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