I’ve seen a lot of posts about this topic, but nothing in recent years. Want to get some current feedback.
I’ve found a lot of good deals on parks (from a numbers sense) but most of them are on well water (which is why I think they’re such good deals, they are less desirable). I know @frankrolfe isn’t a fan of well water and it seems to stem from a liability standpoint. If the chlorinator breaks you’re in for a headache because the tenants could be getting poisoned by too much chlorine or too much bad stuff and not enough chlorine to kill it.
My experience with wells has always been with friends that lived in the country and lived off a well. I never actually heard of chlorinating a well until the Bootcamp, as most people prefer well water for its taste/purity compared to city water quality from degrading infrastructure. The only downside I’ve ever experienced with a well is that it could someday run dry.
However, I’m curious to hear from park owners that have parks on wells. Is it something that’s always in the back of your mind? Do you treat the well? Do you get it tested? If so, how often? Do you carry extra insurance? Do you plan to switch?
There’s also the complexity of having well water and septic as the septic does leech into the ground that the well is technically a part of. Wondering if the well is set back far enough/deep enough from the leech field that it isn’t an issue?
Or do I have a huge blind spot when it comes to regulation? Again, my experience is private wells for one or two homes, not a park/neighborhood where the government may have a prying eye.