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Use caution around your well

The wellhead is the structure built over the well to protect and contain its parts, and it's important that this first line of defense against contamination is kept intact.

Be careful when working or mowing around the well. Heavy equipment can easily damage the well. Avoid piling snow, leaves, or any other materials around or near the well where they can carry contaminants into the well and down into groundwater.

Ensure that the top of the well sits at least one foot above the ground, and the slope is angled away from the well to ensure proper drainage when landscaping or siting a new well.

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