Thanks for the insights from Well Help #1. Here's the issue. There's a house/land in Maine I'd LOVE to buy, but have been told that the well is 14" from the house. This well is also not producing enough. I believe in Aroostook county, Code won't allow us to do anything to that well since it's so close to the house? (I don't know if you even can 're-drill' a well here. In Florida, you can actually sheath a well if you need to, to keep sand from filling it up so fast.) Maine's another story. So only option is to have a new well drilled. ?? Anyone drill a well in Aroostook lately? What are we looking at with this? What's the right distance from house or barn or drive or whatever? There must be a minimum setback from structures. Are there any tidbits of wisdom from those that have done this? Things to think about in well placement, etc? Obviously, we'll use a well drilling contractor/company, and get their suggestions too. I would just like to become more educated so that contractors won't er... 'bull' me as easily. thanks.