What's wrong with an abandoned well?
An abandoned well, a well that is not in use, can be a potential threat to health, safety, and the environment. The unused and improperly sealed wells can be a source of groundwater contamination, potentially affecting nearby drinking water wells, city water wells, or even your own well.
How can you help?
By law, a well must be in use, be under a maintenance permit, or be sealed by a licensed well contractor. A well must be sealed if:
Anyone with an abandoned well is encouraged to apply for assistance through Washington County Abandoned Well Sealing Reimbursement Program.