If you own a private well in Connecticut, you get the privilege of refreshing well water on demand; however, if you want to keep your well water system going strong and protect your investment, there are specific steps you should follow:
- When your Connecticut well is being constructed, a new pump is being installed, or the system itself is being serviced, always hire a licensed and certified pump installer or well water drilling company. If you try to do it yourself, or hire the cheapest technician you can find regardless of qualifications, you risk long-term (and expensive) damage to your well.
- At the bare minimum, you should be getting an annual well water test to make sure that the quality of your water is free of contaminants and bacteria. Additionally, you should have your well water tested whenever you notice a change in its odor, taste, or appearance.
- Make sure that any hazardous chemicals, such as fertilizer, pesticides, paint, and motor oil, are stored in a secure place that is far away from your well. You don’t want to take any chances of these chemicals getting into your CT well water.
- Check the well cap or well cover regularly to make sure it is still in good condition. If it is damaged, harmful substances could be getting into your well water without you realizing it.
- When mixing any chemicals, such as fertilizers or pesticides, do not put the hose inside of the container or tank to prevent back-siphonage.
- To ensure proper drainage of ground water, slope the landscaping away from your well. You should also make sure to always keep the well head at a minimum of 12 inches above the ground. This not only makes it easy to find the well when you need it, it can prevent contamination from storm drainage and ground animals.
- When mowing your lawn, pay extra attention to where your well head is located. If the casing gets damaged, it makes your well water susceptible to contamination. It’s also important to keep any piles of snow, leaves, or other items away from the well casing so you can always see it clearly.
- Whenever you receive well water testing or maintenance on your well, take special care to store the records in a safe place. The initial construction report of your Connecticut well, if available, is also an important document to keep track of.
- Be observant of all things to do with your CT well water. Pay attention to the quality of the water, the area around the well, and the condition of the well itself. If something is wrong with your well, you need to know.
There is no better time than now to have your well water system serviced. Contact Greco & Haines today to learn how we can help you maintain your well and well water.