Well Water Protection Tips:
☗ When having your well installed, be sure the ground slopes downward, away from the well. This promotes proper water run-off and safe drainage.
☗ If you require well modification or additional construction, always be sure to hire a reputable and certified well drilling company.
☗ Always use a well cap to close off your well. This keeps out unsanitary contaminants like bird droppings, fertilizers, insects, and more.
☗ Regularly inspect your well for physical damages or defects. This includes water leaks, cracks in the well casing, broken well cap, ruptured surface seals, and more.
☗ Have your well water professionally tested every year to identify the presence of hazardous pollutants like coliform bacteria, nitrates, and more.
☗ Do not put hazardous chemicals in the septic system, including fertilizers, herbicides, degreasers, paint thinners, petroleum products, and pesticides.
☗ Do not use any of the above-mentioned chemical products near your well.
☗ Be sure to inspect and pump your septic system as the local health department recommends.
☗ Never dispose of any waste or trash in dry or abandoned wells.
☗ Install a well water iron filtration system to ensure quality drinking water in your home.