May 12, 2015 posted in DNR Updates to Well Water Quality, General Information, WI DNR Code/Guidelines Well and Pressure Systems
The WI DNR as of October 1, 2014 came out with a new ruling. Whenever a Well Inspection is required/requested for Property Transfers; Bacteria, Nitrates and Arsenic are required water tests to be completed.’ Contact Us for a Well Inspection in Western Wisconsin.
September 20, 2012 posted in General Information
I am planning on landscaping around my well, what should I keep in mind?
Just like any appliance, at sometime your pump will require replacement or drop pipe replaced. When planning your landscape around your well, leave enough free area around your well for a licensed pump installer to back their service truck up to the well. The pump installer’s back bumper or tailgate will need to be nearly over the top of the well casing in order to pull the pump up and out. There are decorative rocks available that can be placed over the well to hide the well.
Another thing to keep in mind, is to plant low growing plants or ground cover in your garden around the well. The underside of the service truck may be over the top of some plants and try not to space the plants out to far away from the well, so the tires of the service truck won’t run over them. We would suggest no more than two feet out from the well casing.
If you plan on further expansion such as a detached garage or other outbuildings always keep in mind the location of your well and access to the well for future repair.
Well Casing Height WI DNR Code: During a well inspection or drilling of a new well the WI DNR has a code requirement to be met with regards to the height of your well casing. If you are planning on having a new well drilled keep in mind the well casing height needs to extend a minimum of 12 inches above outside grade (above ground). If you are planning on landscaping (see General Info on landscaping) around your well, keep the 12 inch height requirement in mind to avoid non-compliance with DNR regulations.
The following is a list of DNR Well Casing height requirements for existing wells. Note these are all minimum height requirements.
Wells constructed prior to April 10, 1953 shall terminate a minimum of 6 inches above established ground grade.
Wells constructed between 1953 and February 1, 1991 shall terminate a minimum of 8 inches above established ground grade.
Wells constructed after February 1, 1991 shall terminate at least 12 inches above established ground grade.
Wells located in a floodplain constructed on or after October 1, 1975 shall extend a minimum of 2 feet above the regional flood elevation for the well site.
If you have any questions, please call Kurt, A Well Pump Guy LLC at 715-222-1168 or feel free or email us, I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Further information on DNR code requirements and what I, as a licensed pump installer look for when performing well and pressure system inspections will be coming soon. I hope you have found this information helpful.
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