The house I live in has a spring in the basement as it's water source, it is a very old house. The spring flows directly through a stone lined pit approximately 2 to 2 1/2 foot square and about 2 feet deep. It has no cover and due to its location in the corner of a stone basement I am having some difficulty figuring out how best to maintain and cover it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, especially any links or sites that might show how to repair a spring...
It has a lot of flow, my parents have lived in this house for 40 years and the spring is always full, in fact we continually siphon water out of it and have backup pumps to keep it from overflowing into the basement. Power outages have caused it to overflow and fill our entire stone basement in 6 inches to a foot of water, so that's fun!
The water has tested as safe from lead, we have installed a filter for the occasional silt and a uv treatment unit and it tests as safe to drink after that.
I want to shore up the walls of the spring without damaging it, and I need to figure out how to cover it to keep critters out. I will attach some photos as soon as I can.