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Keep hazardous materials away from your well

Items like household chemicals, paint and motor oil should be kept away from a well. These items should be properly disposed of by taking them to a recycling center or household hazardous waste collection site.

In addition, try to avoid mixing, applying, and using any chemicals or other potential pollutants within 100 feet of your well.

Well owners should conduct a regular visual check for potential contaminants at or near the well, checking for items such as septic tanks/systems, chemical storage, machinery maintenance areas, waste/trash piles, sewers, underground or above ground storage tanks, animals pens or feedlots, and manure storage areas. If at all possible, move these items away from the well.

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