Tips for water well care

Protect your well

Properly constructed private water well systems require little homeowner maintenance. A few simple steps will help protect your system and investment.

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Protect your well

Properly constructed private water well systems require little homeowner maintenance. A few simple steps will help protect your system and investment.

Contact us with your water well questions.

Daily care

  • To prevent contamination and back-flow when mixing pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals, refrain from putting the well hose inside the mixing container.
  • When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above ground, and slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.
  • Take care when working or mowing around your well. A damaged casing could compromise the sanitary protection of your well.
  • Avoid dumping snow, leaves, or other materials on or around your well.
  • Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems, chemical storage facilities, and parking areas.
  • Keep hazardous chemicals far way from your well, including paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and petroleum products.
  • Be aware of changes in your well, its environment, and the water it provides.

Well servicing

  • Always use licensed contractors when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced.
  • Annual well maintenance, including a bacterial test is recommended.
  • Any source of drinking water should be checked anytime there is a change in taste, odor, or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced.
  • Periodically check the well cover, seal, and well casing to ensure they’re in good repair.
  • Keep your well records in an safe, easy-to-find place, including the construction report, permit, and water well system maintenance/water testing results.

Daily care

  • To prevent contamination and back-flow when mixing pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals, refrain from putting the well hose inside the mixing container.
  • When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above ground, and slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.
  • Take care when working or mowing around your well. A damaged casing could compromise the sanitary protection of your well.
  • Avoid dumping snow, leaves, or other materials on or around your well.
  • Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems, chemical storage facilities, and parking areas.
  • Keep hazardous chemicals far way from your well, including paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and petroleum products.
  • Be aware of changes in your well, its environment, and the water it provides.

Well servicing

  • Always use licensed contractors when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced.
  • Annual well maintenance, including a bacterial test is recommended.
  • Any source of drinking water should be checked anytime there is a change in taste, odor, or appearance, or anytime the system is serviced.
  • Periodically check the well cover, seal, and well casing to ensure they’re in good repair.
  • Keep your well records in an safe, easy-to-find place, including the construction report, permit, and water well system maintenance/water testing results.