using old well for irrigation
I have a 7.4 acre property. We've been slowly evolving towards a drought I think (Central OH). We're on public water, but there is an old well that was used prior to water lines on our street.
We were thinking of installing an irrigation system, and using the well for it (free water).
We're meeting with a company next week to get a quote, but the person I talked to said there are a few ways to design the system for max efficiency...such as rain sensors, moisture sensors (buried in soil), etc so you don't water when it's raining, etc.
Absolute worst-case, I'd probably need to use about 22,000 gallons of water per day. If we "zone" off the property (lawn, veggies, planting beds, etc) we can spread our watering out over the week doing a zone or two per day. Part will be lawn, but a lot of it won't so we might consider "drip" irrigation, etc.
Would a typical well in Ohio be able to handle that capacity?
Also, do I have to get "permission" from the county to use an existing well, or only to drill a new one?