My well is an artesian. Here is what I did: we have a pitless that runs down to the broncs that runs all the time. Now that I have plumbed the the water to the house and the pump is running, the water going to the broncs stops running, which in turn causes it to freeze in cold weather. So, I hooked the water line going to the house into the pitless also, which with valves now enables me to run the pump all the time. What does not go down the pipe into the stock tank goes back into the well. So, basically what it is doing is just circulating back into the well. Does anyone see any problem with this? Indy