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Well Inspection and Maintenance

Keeping wastes, chemicals, and hazardous materials away from wells and water systems is the first step in keeping contaminants out of your water system. Homeowners relying on groundwater should consider annual well inspection of the well and area around it.

  • Wells should have locking caps to keep any substances from falling into the well casing.
  • Well casing should also be inspected to ensure it is not damaged at the surface and that the concrete well apron is not cracked or damaged in any way that would allow contaminants.
  • If wellhead damage is observed, the well or apron can be repaired to provide protection of the water source.
  • Wellhead protection should also include the surveillance of any human activity changes around the wellhead, such as increased automobile parking or farming activities, that could release pollutants affecting groundwater.

If it’s been a while since your last well inspection, contact us today to schedule (863) 425-NUCO

Annual Water Well Checkup

Wells tapping ground water resources can provide the highest quality drinking water.

Water well checkup is a great way to keep your well operating properly.

Having a water well allows homeowners to control their own water supply. Ownership also comes with the responsibility of keeping the water well in good working order. When was the last time your water well equipment was inspected or your water tested for quality?
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends routine annual well water maintenance checks to ensure the proper operation. This prolongs the years of service and monitors the water quality.

Some of the things that a licensed well contractor should inspect in their water well checkup include:

• An inspection of the well equipment to make sure that it’s sanitary and meets local code requirements.
• A test of your water for bacteria and nitrates or if water appears cloudy or oily, which can mean that the equipment is not properly functioning.
• A flow test to determine system output, along with a check of the water level before and during pumping (if possible), pump motor performance (check amp load, grounding, and line voltage), and pressure tank and pressure switch contact.
• A concise, clear, written report should be provided to you following the checkup that explains results and recommendations, and includes all laboratory and other test results.
Be sure to keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil far away from your well and periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the casing to ensure it is in good working order and securely attached.
Always use a licensed and/or certified water well contractor or pump repair company to conduct your routine well checkup. Working with a licensed professional provides protection for your investment both in the short and long maintenance care of your water well. Read More…

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