Plugging an abandoned well | Living the Country Life

Plugging an abandoned well

Keep family, guests and the environment safe by plugging your unused well

Radio interview source: Barbara Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, University of Minnesota






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If you aren't the first people to have a home on your acreage, chances are the former residents had a well. And if you're not using that well, it could be a safety hazard for both people and the environment. In this episode of the Living the Country Life radio program, you'll learn how -- and why -- you should plug that unused well.

Visit these links to learn more:

Abandoned wells: Learn how to identify abandoned wells on your property, and what to do about them.

Do you have an abandoned well?: Use public records and other sources of information to determine if there are abandoned wells on your property, before you unexpectedly stumble upon one.

A guide to plugging abandoned wells: Step-by-step instructions for safely sealing a well.

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