With many people looking to move from a traditional well to a municipal water source, residents with wells are left wondering how to make the switch and what to do with the well. Muskego Pump and Plumbing has been assisting local residents with proper well abandonment for years.
Proper well abandonment is more important than most people think. When unused and improperly abandoned, wells become a threat to groundwater quality. Improperly abandoned wells risk the spread of contaminated surface or soil water into surrounding groundwater, which may then spread to nearby drinking water wells.
Additionally, improperly abandoned flowing wells may lower artesian pressure in active neighboring wells. Needless to say, abandoned wells are also a safety hazard for children and small animals. There have been more than a few children who have fallen down empty, abandoned wells, some of whom have died as a result.
The licensed well abandonment technicians of Muskego Pump and Plumbing specialize in the state-preferred well abandonment process. Our well abandonment technicians are diligent about following all local and state codes to ensure proper well abandonment. We are insured and are recommended by the Wisconsin DNR and your local community.
1. Obtain permits.
2. Remove all well equipment.
3. Seal basement wall.
4. Fill well with bentonite.
5. Cut off well casing below ground level.
6. Fill and file required paperwork with DNR and local municipalities.
If you’re ready to get rid of your well and move to municipal water sources, contact the experts at Muskego Pump and Plumbing today. Our licensed and insured well abandonment technicians are ready to assist you!
Muskego Pump and Plumbing offers full service plumbing, well pumps, well tanks, water softeners, well abandonment, iron filters, water heaters, reverse osmosis systems, garbage disposals, and excavating throughout the areas of East Troy, Greendale, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Rochester, Waterford, and Wind Lake.