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liamseanhagerty

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A Couple Questions About Living With Well Water
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:27:11 pm »

Hi all,

Having never lived with well water and its related systems and a lot of properties having it across the state, I've got a couple questions on the topic:
  • In the winter, is it common for wells to freeze up, resulting in you not having any water until the ice melts?
  • With the rain and snow being pretty regular in New Hampshire, are wells drying up even an issue?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: A Couple Questions About Living With Well Water
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 06:05:52 pm »

1. No, wells are far deeper than the frost line, which goes at most to three feet below the soil.

2. Never heard of wells drying up. However, the downside of moist soils is that sometimes wells can be contaminated. Some households in Bedford and Hanover have been dealing with separate contamination episodes.
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