Having a water well allows homeowners to control their own water supply. Ownership also comes with the responsibility of keeping the water well in good working order. When was the last time your water well equipment was inspected or your water tested for quality?
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends routine annual well water maintenance checks to ensure the proper operation. This prolongs the years of service and monitors the water quality.
There are many ways for well owners to protect their water quality. Two of the most important are to make sure your well is properly sealed and properly abandon any non-usable wells on your property.
If an active water well is not properly sealed or if an abandoned well is not properly plugged, it can create a path for contamination. Cap it, plug it!