They told me there was an old 1850 well under this mess.
I moved away the debris and found a treasure, pulled up my first bucket of water and measured a 14' deep well.
Several people told me not to bother with the project and the well would be dry by the end of the summer. But, I was determined and persistent with my research.
I covered the opening with two layers of 4 x 4 treated timbers in opposite directions. Next, YouTube videos provided steps in building the PVC pipe, using a foot valve and finally attaching to the pitcher pump.
I felt like I had pumped oil! The well has not dried up, and has survived two near drought seasons. It has been a great resource to have.