TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR WELL
* An annual well maintenance check, including a bacteria test, is recommended. Any source of drinking water should be checked any time there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or anytime a water supply system is serviced.
* Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides and motor oil away from your well.
* Periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the well casing 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.
* 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 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 more than 20 years), have your qualified water well contractor properly seal your well after constructing your new system.