Hello friends, I am looking for advice. We are trying to sell a house in Oregon. We have buyers, but they are concerned that we are on a shared well with two other neighbors. The well pumps 10.5 gpm and although this was enough to satisfy the buyer's lender, the buyer is insisting on their own well.
All three houses are small, but one fool neighbor hooked his irrigation to the well, (all houses are on a river and people irrigate out of the river). Our buyers are concerned that if all 3 houses decide to irrigate off the well, it will go dry, therefore they want their own well. Problem is, our lot is small and it is difficult to find a well site that is 100ft from drain field, 50 ft from septic tank and 50 ft from the river. Because the lots are small...we also have to consider the location of TWO adjacit neighbor's drain fields AND their septic tanks. All 3 lots are just 107 feet wide..
Question 1: Would it be possible to put a new septic tank closer to our drain field, to free up space for a well? I mean, could a well be placed within 50 ft of a non operating septic tank? It has been well maintained and has had no problems.
Question 2: The existing well is 200ft deep, however, the pump is placed at just 86 feet. Would dropping a new, stronger pump down deeper increase the gpm? Would it be a significant amount?
It rains in Oregon non stop for about 9 months out of the year. It's not like there is that much irrigating going on....
Thanks so much, this is wearing me out