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3 Costly Mistakes You Need To Avoid With Your Water Well

Freddie Kuhn

As a business owner, there are certain responsibilities and expenses you are going to incur. One of those expenses is maintaining your well. There are certain things you need to do to prevent contaminating your well and causing a ton of problems for your well and the wells of those nearby. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind to prevent making a mistake that could cost you dearly.

Don't bury the head underground.

Just because you don't like the well head sticking out of the ground, that doesn't mean you should try and bury it out of sight. In doing so, you are increasing the chance of water infiltration and being exposed to contamination such as fertilizers, pesticides, salt from the road, gasoline, oil and much more.

Don't do a bunch of landscaping around the head either. All of those fertilizers and pesticides could end up leaking into the soil near your well and contaminating your water. Planting shrubs nearby poses the risk of their roots growing into the pipes and damaging them. You are better off leaving the well head alone and by itself. You will also want the ground around the well to be on a downward slope.

Avoid taking the cap off the well.

Even though your well might be older and the cap might be damaged, you don't want to take it off completely. You are better off leaving a bad cap on while you get a new one than you are exposing your well to bacteria, vermin and insects. Taking the cap off also poses a risk to small animals and children.

Chemicals should never be stored by the well.

Storing a bunch of contaminants by your well could prove rather costly. You are at risk of contaminating the water if a spill or leak were to occur. Once the aquifier underground has been contaminated, your well and all of those nearby will have to be permanently shut down and new wells will have to be dug. To prevent upsetting nearby business owners, store your chemicals somewhere away from the well. This way if something does spill or leak, you aren't going to contaminate anyone else's well.

Wells are an integral part of your business, so you need to make sure you are doing everything you can to take care of them the right way and prevent any unnecessary damage from occurring. Talk with well professionals, like those at Coonse Well Drilling & Pump Co Inc, for more information on keeping your well maintained.


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