I'm still continueing my property search and I came across a property with a dug well. I have no experience with wells, and I'm a little concerned. Are dug (therefore shallow) wells safe? I thought you hand to go down deep to get to safe water, although I could be completely wrong.
There is already a small cottage on the property, with a cesspool near the well, and two other cottages close by on adjoining lots presumably with their own septic/cesspool. Should I be concerned?