Portfolio Category: About Your Well

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Well Owner Annual Checklist

  • Always use licensed or certified water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced.
  • An annual well maintenance check, including a bacterial test, is recommended. Any source of drinking water should be checked any time there is a...
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Find your Contractor

Your water well professional is qualified to help with your water quality needs. Make sure you ask about possible water testing that is required as well as testing that is suggested for other contaminants that may be in your area. This discussion early on may be helpful for determining the type...
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What can I do as an individual to help protect the groundwater in my community?

There are many ways individuals can help to protect our valuable groundwater:

•Use fertilizers and pesticides in a safe and responsible manner. This applies to both home and farm use. Apply at or below recommended application rate, be careful when mixing, and always store and dispose of these materials properly.

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New Wells

Notification of New Well Construction In the spring of 2004, the Governor and Legislature passed Wisconsin Act 310 establishing protection for groundwater, springs, trout streams and other important surface water resources. The law recognized the interconnection between surface water and groundwater, and contains provisions intended to protect both. The Department is required to...
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Homeowner Guidelines

Always use licensed water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced. Not all plumbers are pump installers. Ask for references from the contractor also from friends and neighbors. Make contact with those references. Make sure you explain to the driller or pump installer all...
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Is there a new well in your future?

Perhaps you are building a new home, or are simply considering replacing or upgrading an existing water supply. Whatever the case, here is some information that can help you.

Who regulates water wells?

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