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Water, Water Everywhere In Maine, Above And Below The Land.

The call comes in, the Maine real estate buyer worried how does she know there is water for a well on that land?

maine lake sunset And do the mineral rights go with the land she is thinking of buying in Maine?

The two questions are good ones that in some areas really are concerns to worry about. But not in Maine.

Maine's water supply is plentiful, very clean. We are careful with the resource in Vacationland. Respect its use, don't waste it but not from a genuine concern of running out. Simply because it is wasteful to take half hour water showers. The reason water is not so plentiful in some areas? Arid climate, too many people putting straws in the ground, water being sold off from one state to another with a giant population. None of that applies in Maine.

So when we get a call, email, office visit and the Maine real estate buyer asks "who do I call, pay to check to guarantee I can have a water well that works drilled?" we smile. Tell them to save their money, just ring the local 3rd generation well driller Watson Wells in Littleton Maine at 207.538.9512. Ask for Jamie.

I have never in 31 years of listing, marketing, selling real estate seen a piece of land, a property parcel where water was an issue on quantity.

Might be a little hard and need a water softener but never an issue of is there any water under the land I am buying? Never a case where the well driller in Maine throws his hands in the air maine lake sceneand say "I give up". Using the apple tree branch to divine for easiest, closest to the surface water really works too. But it is not like a needle in a haystack, iffy proposition for water in Maine to supply a home, vacation, buisiness property. 

In fact we did a Maine 9 lot subdivision in Houlton ME a while back. And one neighbor brought up the concern with the 35 acres property under the Maine subdivision knife "how do we know there is enough water for nine individual wells?"

They just did not want to see the beautiful farm field made in to Maine house lots.

Brought up lots of concerns which is the purpose of the subdivision hearings and the property owners adjoining its God given right.

These were big lots, fitting in with the rural nature of the Maine neighborhood too. But plenty of roadblocks to make several meetings necessary but we got it approved. Many of the concerns though did not apply for Maine. So we got a well water letter from Mr. Watson indicating that 35 acres would provide 35 or more well options for this nine lot Maine land subdivision. To quelch that concern that no one in the room living here ever has. Chase storm drains for miles away and worry about erosion, how big the home footprint and paved area is but forget the concern on is there enough water or not! Maine, a place where your head and heart finally agree 100% on something good. Very good.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 3 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 24 2011 10:46AM



We still see a lot of wells out "in the county," but as a major aquifer flows through the area, there is rarely a problem finding good, plentiful water here as "well!"

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 10 years ago

Oh I think people expect Montana to have plentiful water resources.  Not true, we fight over water all the time!  I have one subdivision right next to the mighty Yellowstone River, the wells there are 600feet deep, with briny water! 

We have lots of cisterns, which creates an interesting dilemma with financing FHA (need cistern waivers that take 30 days, after the appraisal is done).

Land with good well water and a little irrigation from the ditch goes for a premium price.

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) almost 10 years ago

Richard... you are lucky! You too have lots of water.

Wanda ... sometimes having water but poor quality is not much better. Wet but don't drink it. Thanks for popping in!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

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