Just made an interesting discovery in my very small garden.
We moved into a house that we bought in Feb. We are close to the centre of croix. I was loading some furniture so I reversed onto the grass and over a small slab of concrete that gave way.
To my surprise a hole opened up, and it appears we have a well, that the old owners knew nothing about. It’s not on the house documents. I would say it’s about 7 meters to the water line. I’ve not measured, but it’s a round brick structure.
So what’s my next steps on this? It appears there is an old pipe that would indicate it was once used to take water into the house?
Do we need to notify the town hall? Do we keep it and put a hand pump to use in the garden? Fill and seal it? In fact, is it actually a well?
We are not in the country side, but I think our house was originally an outhouse for a much larger property next door and before the area was built up surrounding us in the 30’s and 40’s.
Only discovered this over the weekend so a little shocked at this hole.