I am looking to raise money in order help pay off bills for a new water well for my house.
My well stopped pumping water about 6 weeks ago. After running through the normal steps to diagnose the issue (power, switches, tank, pump etc.) it turned out to be the worst of them all-- low water level. And finding this out cost over $1000 alone, including pouring 6000 gallons of water down the well to bring the levels up, which didn't raise the water an inch. This led the well experts to believe a massive cavern had opened up around my well, which effectively drained all the water.
The next step was to drill my existing well deeper. The estimated cost was $5000. Drilling began but immediately ended due the cavern or void in the rock preventing the drilled material from escaping the well (it piles up and plugs the well)
So a new drill site was chosen with an estimated cost of $8000 and drilling began. After a day of drilling it looked promising and there was water! However overnight the well sealed up due to a similar void issue and had to be abandoned.
A third site was chosen with an expensive plan to solve the void issues, $17,000 to drill 500 ft. and install steel pipe all the way to seal off any voids. Everything went to plan except the well ended up being drilled 1000 ft deeper than in planned in search of water. But in the end there was no water! The final cost of this experiment was $31,000
With places to drill quickly running out, the fourth plan was to drill up to three 300 ft wells in random locations spread out on the edges of the property. As luck would have it the first attempt, 20 ft from the original well, was successful (although at nearly double the estimated depth)! For the past week this well has been supplying water through a garden hose. When all is said in done, this phase will cost around $20,000, but at least the nightmare of not having water is now over.
I am not able to get financial assistance through the state (this is a private problem), and my town does not offer town water in my area.
I purchased my home two years as a first time homebuyer and do not have enough equity to borrow against.
This is truly a nightmare scenario, and help is welcomed!