We have an artisian well on our property that is no long in use but it has water
that continues to come out of it that is making a soggy mess in our yard.
Whatever the water should be doing or wherever it should be going , it's not.
Can we stop the water from coming up or is there something else we can do with
The well head sits in a small round depression filled with water and there is
always water squirting out from where a wire enters the head. The surrounding
area is mushy so I suspect that if the excess water should be draining somewhere
it's clogged and instead spreading along the entire surface towards the river.
Our property backs to a right of way for the electric company who then backs to
a small strip of river bank owned by a conservation group. Walking to the river
from the well I found a blue hose. No idea what it is but it may be there to
help siphon water to the river. There's also a buried pvc pipe that sticks out
over the river. Again no idea what it is for exactly.
On Monday, June 2, 2014 10:44:01 PM UTC-4, hugbunney wrote:
Sounds like it's a well with a casing. If that's the case, it should
be sealed and sealed properly. There are typically state laws that
cover how this is to be done because they don't want surface water
contaminating aquifers. It should be simple to do it right and
it shouldn't cost much.
You could probably choose to cap it permanently or not. I'd suggest
calling a well drilling company in the area and asking them for a
Lot of stuff on the internet.
Probably depends on pressure of the aquifer.
Simple cap may do but I guess if it leaks around it, you may want to
My well goes into the aquifer and must be pumped but folks at the bottom
of the hill have springs that cannot be capped and must be diverted and
pumped to keep basements dry.
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