Just relocated to Calhoun County West Virginia yesterday and I love it. Cool wet and green, somewhat weak on infrastructure but there is a county hospital, but it is otherwise super low population density and thats something I like. Any other permies considering a potential homesite, I think this place is worth a look. Super low property taxes too. Ive seen cattle and donkeys and horses in peoples front yards so it must have liberal livestock laws. I could use some neighbors and allies so thought Id throw it out there. Happy new year 2022 to everybody!
I have not done that research but my view is that since Im in a region with adequate rainfall, I would divert and catch rain water and leave the well water alone. Many of the properties here are hilly and there is a good amount of clay in the soil perfect for gravity fed water diversion and catchment.