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As more water is pumped put of the ground, what will happen to the water table? how will this affect the wells?

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    Lucy Gibson Sep 20, 2017

    Great question about the outcome of the water table after a well is pumped. My parents are looking to build a cabin in a remote area. If they do decide to build, they'll need to have a water well dug. I would assume that if you get good weather with rain, it would replenish the water table, but I'm not an expert and this is just my opinion.



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We lived and raised our children in South Dakota. When the big farms started irrigating our 30 foot bored well water level dropped. When we brought this up we were told to dig a deeper well. We could not afford it. 300 foot wells were expensive. We learned how to recycle bath and laundry water. We got our kids raised up.

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We have a 400 year old house, and have a problem with a large amount of water pooling in the kitchen. We are having trouble establishing where it is coming from, with no obvious leaks found as yet. The...

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