Hello everyone. We are looking into buying an old farmhouse in Illinois. In Dewitt County. The house is very solild for it's age. It was build in 1920. However my question's are; There is a hand dug well on the property that is no longer in use. They now have a drilled one. But my concern is there are also three looking man holes next to the house. Two of them have a metal cover you can remove. The other has a cement cover that you can remove they are all round covers. But I have no idea what they could be. Two of them are around about the corner of the house. One on each corner and the other one with the cement cover is located right off the back porch steps.
Any ideas on what these might be? I am going back out there tonight to take pictures and I will post them. But just concern for if they are cisterns do I need to do anythng with them as in fill them in, leave them. How do I know they are in good shape? What not. Please any advice would be great.
For I really love this house.