I'm trying to buy a really neat property that has a house, workshop, etc. Everybody has been scared off because of the water situation. It used to have a spring fed well. Not very deep from looking in the casing. After a big flood something happened and the well quit getting spring water so the previous owner put in a 1000 gallon cistern. Wells further up the canyon have gone dry over time but as far as I know this one was caused by the flood. In the ditch beside the property along the road I see water pools. We've have had no rain. The house next door has a working well. I'm offering a price that if i don't ever get a well put in it would still be worth owning the place even if I have to haul water in to the cistern. I'm trying to get a mortgage with an extra 20,000 for trying to get a well put in. They don't have a aquifer here it is just water in fractured rock. just below this house is a smaller canyon running perpendicular to the main canyon. Since i have a cistern with a pressure tank and pump all in good shape I'm thinking even if I only manage to get a well that has a low recharge rate I'm in good shape. The house needs some other stuff done but the water situation is the big bullet. I don't have my cables to put pics up. Sorry.