How to Prevent Well Water Contamination

If the water beneath the ground is sustainable, commercial water boring is a viable option for businesses that need to use several thousand gallons of water every year. But water contamination is always an issue when it comes to using well water, and it is up to well users to ensure they take steps to minimise the contamination. If you intend to drill a private well on your commercial property any time soon, read on to learn what you can do to protect the water in your well from being contaminated and unusable.

Well location matters a great deal

Drilling a well near potential sources of contamination may impact negatively on the quality of your well water. One way or another, the contaminants may find their way inside your well. Therefore, it is important that you perform a site contamination assessment of your commercial property before you can embark on any drilling work. This will ensure that your new well is located as far as possible from hazardous elements.

Keeping your well casing and sealing secured is important

Your well casing is usually sealed to prevent the entry of contaminated run-off into your well. Over, time, the sealing may get distorted because of being tampered with or due to the abuses of normal use. This will allow pollutants to get into your well via the openings or crevices that have formed. To ensure your sealing is intact, you should regularly inspect the sealing along with other visible parts of your well. If it looks worn out, make sure to have it replaced with a new seal.

Given the crucial function that your well casing performs, operating your well without one is an open invite for all manner of contaminated run-off to access your well. Therefore, make sure to replace any missing casing immediately.

Mind your landscaping activities

Many businesses favour the use of pesticides, fertilisers, and other landscaping chemicals on their properties. While these chemicals can help keep commercial landscapes looking vibrant and healthy, their use should be properly managed because they can contaminate underground aquifers. Do not mix or use landscaping chemicals on the ground near the well. These contaminants may easily seep into the ground when it rains and find their way into your well. A nice way to ensure you do not use chemicals on the ground near your well is to install watertight paving around your well.