Protecting groundwater

Well Water Program

Wells are potential pathways for contaminants to enter groundwater.

Contamination Evidence

  • Detection of high bacteria levels in well water tests.
  • Well water turbidity.
  • Detection of other contaminants in well water tests.


  • No well casing or leaky casing.
  • Well cover not watertight.
  • Open abandoned wells.
  • Groundwater movement from contaminated to uncontaminated wells.


  • Watertight well cover.
  • Tight well casing.
  • Tight plumbing connections.
  • Identify and seal abandoned wells.