Gilbert Fritz wrote:I have a sticky clay soil with a very high water table. To build a shallow well, could I scoop out a big hole with an excavator, line the hole with landscape fabric, insert a large diameter PVC perforated PVC pipe, also wrapped with landscape fabric, in the center of the hole, and fill the hole with sand? Some sort of pump would go down the center of the capped PVC later.
Yes, I was told by a guy who is experienced with wells, to do exactly that, but to surround the perforated pipe with gravel and then stones. He didn't mention fabric or sand.
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