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Water Well Maintenance - Homeowner's Checklist

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Homeowner's Checklist
 
A Homeowner's Checklist from your Water Well Professional
Properly constructed private water supply systems require little routine maintenance.
 
These simple steps will help protect your system and investment:
 
  • Always use licensed or certified water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, a pump is installed, or the system is serviced.
 
  • An annual well maintenance check, including a bacterial test, is recommended. Drinking water should be checked any time there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or when the well system is serviced.
 
  • Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil far away from your well.
 
  • Periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the casing (well) to ensure it is in good repair.
 
  • Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems or chemical storage facilities. Your professional contractor knows the rules.
 
  • Don't allow back-siphonage. When mixing pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals, don't put the hose inside the tank or container.
 
  • When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above the ground. Slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.
 
  • Take care in working or mowing around your well. A damaged casing could jeopardize the sanitary protection of your well. Don't pile snow, leaves, or other materials around your well.
 
  • Keep your well records in a safe place. These include the construction report, as well as annual water well system maintenance and water testing results.
 
  • Be aware of changes in your well, the area around your well, or the water it provides.
 
  • When your well has come to the end of its serviceable life (usually 20+ years), have a qualified water well contractor decommission it after constructing your new system.

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