Plugging abandoned wells
  • If you abandon your water well, test hole, monitoring well or geotechnical boring, you are required by state law to properly plug the well and ensure that it is completely sealed to prevent potenti8al contaminants from entering the hole and infiltrating the underlying or surrounding groundwater formation. Normally this requirement involves filling the hole to a pre-determined depth with cement and /or bentonite grout or a combination of other approved materials.
  • In addition, if you have an abandoned well on your property, you must ensure that it has been properly sealed to prevent pollution of your existing well as well as your neighbor’s wells.