Decommisionning Water Wells

The sealing and permanent closure of an inactive, abandoned, or unusable water well.

PURPOSE

  • Eliminate physical hazard to people, animals, and farm machinery
  • Prevent entry of animals, debris, or other foreign substances
  • Prevent contamination of groundwater by surface water inflow
  • Restore the natural hydrogeologic conditions, to the extent possible, by preventing vertical cross contamination or commingling of groundwaters between separate water bearing zones
  • Eliminate the possibility of the water well being used for any other purpose
  • Allow future alternative use or management of the site