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|Author:||gar [ Wed 21 May 2008 07:52 ]|
|Post subject:||150 year old well|
I hope you don't mind; I've registered and logged in to make a particular inquiry as follows:
I have got a 150 year old well in the garden which I thought was redundant in
1961, as a 15 year old. I still live in the same house, but my past sins have caught up with me.
We were persuaded that non-mains water to rural areas was a thing of the past, and chucked quite a lot of rubbish down there, including if my memory serves me right, a quantity of tarmac.
I now want to get a depth of water at the bottom of at least 1 metre in order to install a submersible pump and to go off mains inflow/outflow entirely.
Is there anybody who would be prepared to go down there for a fee,
and do some digging?!
I know very little about caving so I hope this request is not insulting at all.
I live about 7 miles from Wareham,Dorset, so if you are interested in Heritage coast you could stay a few days as well, whenever you please.
The well was last used in the 1940s/early 50s.
It is brick built, and last time I looked, it seemed in good condition, but that was about 35 years ago. It has had a large and heavy concrete slab over it ever since 1961, before which time the covering was inadequate.
I am not sure of the depth, probably 10-15m, and as far as i know there is no water in the bottom.
If you would like to post me direct it is email@example.com
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