I've discovered we have a relatively high water table and that awell would be relatively inexpensive in our area. Vegetables and flowers seem to do fine with the chlorinated city water but seeding the little bits of grass is a nightmare. It just doesn't care for chlorinated water. I realize grass isn't the best ecological thing but we have a few small patches for games and such. I'm also a grass roller. I'm too old to chase the frisbee but I do still like to dig and roll in the yard.
Anyway, I like the idea of pumping it out of the ground and having it go right back. The water wont be suitable for drinking but watering is attractive. Is there a downside to installing a well? Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of when contracting the driller?