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How Do Shared Wells Work?
How do Shared Wells Work? In Arizona that's a good question!
The following may not represent the conditions of every Shared Well in Arizona and should be considered as a guideline in nature.
A Shared Well is typically shared between adjacent homeowners who each use a portion of the water. When a home is bought/sold that is using a shared well, the sale must be documented and disclosed to all parties.
Disclosure in Arizona includes using the Arization Department of REALTORS® "Domestic Water Well/Water Use Addendum."
The Well Addendum stipulates to the
Registration of the well;
If there is a Shared Well Agreement;
Disclosure of tests, elements, hazardous material
If the well production documented, water pressure issues, defects or repairs in the equipment; and
If water is used other than for domestic purposes.
A buyer of a home with a shared well should also receive a copy of a Shared Well Agreement and the seller should disclose who is managing the Shared Well.
A shared well agreement will list the percentage of water to be used as per alloted portion of land for the agreement.
Water wells are registered in Arizona to document their existence and ownership.
Easements are granted on the Shared Well Agreement to allow for utilities and ... more
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