While we are not building a home, there are plans to build ten of them surrounding our property, all on wells/septic. My concern/question is the following:
A few years ago, we learned that developing the land around us would not be feasible, because perc tests did not provide sufficient water supply to support new homes. Now, there will be TEN new homes. Did they have to redo the perc tests prior to the township approving the development? What could have changed?
Our well is considered weak, with approximately 2 gallons/min., at 400 feet depth.
Will those new homes deplete our already lower than standard (per county it should be 3 gallons/min.) water supply?
I contacted the township and the county. They could not give me an answer. However, I was told to dig a new well should ours dry out, at our own expense. We're already 400 feet deep, and the well was a bit of an issue when the property was built, so the installer of the well.
Does anyone else have any input? I was left with a sense that people don't really care. A house without water is uninhabitable, digging a well is pricey, and finding an interim place to live is also not cheap.
Thanks a bunch!!