Special thanks to senior members Waterpirate, Urthbuoy, Palacegeo, Ami Contracting, Mark Curtis and Docjenser. The class 5 injection well was not legal here in Georgia. I have located a suitable sight not too far away from that return well. I'll be digging a trench 125' long and adding that much pipe. The water will cascade down an outcropping of large rocks down a gentle hill to an almost level grassy area about 2,000 sq ft. After this grassy area it will enter a wooded buffer area which protects a creek on my property. It will find it's way to the creek. I preferred the two well system, but since it's forbidden the pump and inject system will be pump and dump. Water treatment costs and well pumping costs only amount to about $120/year. It's hard to justify spending thousands on a switch to closed loop. I have the added benefit of lower summer EWT which allows radiant cooling of my floors via heat exchanger with no heatpump chilling needed. I plan to use the old "return well" as an observation well to monitor static water height using about four float switches and four LED's powered with a 9vdc battery. If I don't use the well for some purpose after about 2 years it's considered an abandoned well and I don't want that to happen. I also don't want to run my well dry. The pump was in 100' water before this drought. I'm not sure what the static height is now.