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Stone Lined Dug Wells

Common Wells in New Hampshire

Stone lined dug wells, being aboveground surface wells, are naturally more susceptible to bacteria and other contaminants, even though they are among the most commonly found wells in New Hampshire. As the Department of Environmental Services notes, rainfall washing across the surface of the ground picks up bacteria and viruses, and filtration issues with the well or its construction can cause the bacteria and viruses to seep into the water as it percolates down through the soil.

Additionally, some older dug wells have wood covers, which are understandably susceptible to rotting and leakage—and others don’t have covers at all. The DES recommends a solid, one-piece concrete cover that extends beyond the well, but there are a number of other ways the water could become infected. As such, these shallow dug wells should be tested annually for bacteria, Nitrates, and Nitrites.

Problems with Your Stone Lined Dug Well?

Troubleshooting dug well problems can be a complex process, but it’s a process we at Capital Well have been familiar with for thirty years. Whether you’re looking to simply test your water for bacteria or are considering drilling a new well, our team can help. In New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, call our licensed water well contractors and pump installers today at (800) 924-1192.

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