I am new to this site. Retired 20 yrs USAF, garden a lot, can our own vegetable, meats, etc. Farmers in my family, last assignment in late 1980's ran bks at Vandenberg AFB, Ca. and also was in charge of the garden plots for MWR on Vandenberg. Been heavy gardening for about 36 years, a young-un' to many of you. As evidenced by the new Colony TV show, Security is paramount over everything. Without security you might as well put everything you own in the front yard. Being this forum is about Water, I would like to put a suggestion forward from some expierance. In an area that has good aquafer and water soaked soil below the surface at a pretty shallow depth I am looking at a seep well. Our house is on a hill and we do have seepage of water from the hillside near our property and on others properties near us. A former property I owned years ago, had a 6" casing pounded down to about 220 feet. We shut her down because of the depth without a good flow of water. A good friend said he could get water out of that old casing. So he inserted a 5" casing in the 6" casing. He only got to 150 feet because the other casing was slightly bent. So he perferated the entire casing after sealing the bottom, to about 20 feet from the top. With seepage we ended up with a flow rate of 5 Gallons per minute with a well pump. On our new property, I talked to the person that runs the maintance for the town, and I suggested we try a 3 inch to 5 inch pipe, pointed at the end, and perferated. Pound it down to about 20 or 30 feet at the highest point on our land. There will be seepage water filling the pipe to or near the top of the pipe, so either a small sump pump, or if the heighth is high enough a siphoning devices to a large horse water type station at a lower section on the property. Once there, the downward pressure of gravity could be used to feed the runs to a soaker hose type system in the garden. In an emergency this non potoable water could be purified with clorox, or boiled for drinking or cooking water. We are going to try this next spring. Anyone have any advise out there or has anyone already done this?