It is very hard to dig anything of depth here in the dry time of the year. The ground here in the Texas Gulf Coast area is caliche clay, or Beaumont clay as it is often called. Best time to dig or use an auger is within 72 hours after a good rain. The area is not draining like it used to about 30 years ago and around September – October is the best time to dig because when it rains and we have about 10 degrees less heat the ground stays soft longer. Again, my main concern is how would I conceal a small well if I do one in the city? As I understand it there are many underground streams in this part of the state and I don’t know how deep I should go to get good filtration … ???

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