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How far from a hog house should a well be drilled, for safe drinking water?

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

I do not know how long it has been going on. My daughter just went out to live and study with the Amish, we visited her, they showed us their hogs, and the water well, actually a wind mill, was just not far from the hogs, which were plentiful, and close to what appeared to be a huge chicken house!

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

What work?

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I don't believe so. I am not working with the Amish, just my daughter, and we visited her, and are wondering how safe it is for her with all the hogs and other animals so close to the water well used by the people!

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Generally 100' from any potential source of contamination. This is more critical with shallow wells. The Amish have very clean agricultural/husbandry methods so t may not be a big a concern as with a factory farm. That said I'd be reluctnat to drink that water until/unless it was tested.

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