My Aquifer > For Private Well Owners > How can I protect my private water supply?


You can protect your water supply by carefully managing activities near the water source. For households using a domestic well, this includes keeping contaminants away from sinkholes and the well itself. Hazardous chemicals also should be kept out of septic systems.

- cracked, corroded, or damaged well casing.
- broken or missing well cap.
- settling and cracking of surface seals.