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Proud Texan

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They just completed the installation of our tank and pump system for our new deep well. The water is awesome! We will now have enough water to install an area wide irrigation system to keep this place green and maybe save a few trees along the way.
They drilled to a depth of 560 feet into the Wilcox Aquifer that is recharged in the Ozark Mountains. It's the best tasting stuff and so cold right out of the tap.
We had been sharing a well with a rural neighbor and just barely had enough water for household use and a few hose sprinklers. This new well will be a game changer.
 

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Dern Texans. Sitting on all that oil we can't get to, and tapping the water of us poor Ozarkers. We'll be sending you a bill.
 

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Congratulations!!! I understand water. In about 1954 my parents spent $300 (a smal fortune then) to drill a well. The water was right where the water witch said it would be. The problem was thazt it was mine surface water and could not be used for ANYTHING, not even laundry! All the ycould do was cap it and cry. The entire time we lived on the farm, we hauled our water 5 miles in 5, 8, and 10 gallon milk cans - in winter thre were always 2 cans in the kitchen so we had some water instead of ice.
Daddy put in the cistern and septic tank for the renters when we moved to town.
 

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Congratulations!!! I understand water. In about 1954 my parents spent $300 (a smal fortune then) to drill a well. The water was right where the water witch said it would be. The problem was thazt it was mine surface water and could not be used for ANYTHING, not even laundry! All the ycould do was cap it and cry. The entire time we lived on the farm, we hauled our water 5 miles in 5, 8, and 10 gallon milk cans - in winter thre were always 2 cans in the kitchen so we had some water instead of ice.
Daddy put in the cistern and septic tank for the renters when we moved to town..
gillumhouse said:
Congratulations!!! I understand water. In about 1954 my parents spent $300 (a smal fortune then) to drill a well. The water was right where the water witch said it would be. The problem was thazt it was mine surface water and could not be used for ANYTHING, not even laundry! All the ycould do was cap it and cry. The entire time we lived on the farm, we hauled our water 5 miles in 5, 8, and 10 gallon milk cans - in winter thre were always 2 cans in the kitchen so we had some water instead of ice.
Daddy put in the cistern and septic tank for the renters when we moved to town.
True dat. I grew up in the country. Our well was used for washing. The pump was a windmill with a raised water tank. Daddy built us a shower under the water tank to use during the hot Texas summers. We had a rainwater cistern for drinking water.
I'm afraid the costs of drilling have gone up from $300. Still, we are only a few miles from where Ozarka Water gets their water. I did find out today that theirs is ultra filtered ground water (read full of rust and cheap to obtain). Ours comes from a much deeper strata the water is ultra pure and very soft.
 

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Congratulations!!! I understand water. In about 1954 my parents spent $300 (a smal fortune then) to drill a well. The water was right where the water witch said it would be. The problem was thazt it was mine surface water and could not be used for ANYTHING, not even laundry! All the ycould do was cap it and cry. The entire time we lived on the farm, we hauled our water 5 miles in 5, 8, and 10 gallon milk cans - in winter thre were always 2 cans in the kitchen so we had some water instead of ice.
Daddy put in the cistern and septic tank for the renters when we moved to town..
gillumhouse said:
Congratulations!!! I understand water. In about 1954 my parents spent $300 (a smal fortune then) to drill a well. The water was right where the water witch said it would be. The problem was thazt it was mine surface water and could not be used for ANYTHING, not even laundry! All the ycould do was cap it and cry. The entire time we lived on the farm, we hauled our water 5 miles in 5, 8, and 10 gallon milk cans - in winter thre were always 2 cans in the kitchen so we had some water instead of ice.
Daddy put in the cistern and septic tank for the renters when we moved to town.
True dat. I grew up in the country. Our well was used for washing. The pump was a windmill with a raised water tank. Daddy built us a shower under the water tank to use during the hot Texas summers. We had a rainwater cistern for drinking water.
I'm afraid the costs of drilling have gone up from $300. Still, we are only a few miles from where Ozarka Water gets their water. I did find out today that theirs is ultra filtered ground water (read full of rust and cheap to obtain). Ours comes from a much deeper strata the water is ultra pure and very soft.
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Just back from Charleston or would have answered sooner. I would guess that in 1954 dollars, their $300 was comparable to what you got hit with today.
 

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Dern Texans. Sitting on all that oil we can't get to, and tapping the water of us poor Ozarkers. We'll be sending you a bill..
Your not kidding! I think we should trade some water for oil!
 
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