Private water wells that are old, unused or not cared for can result in contamination of groundwater. The contamination can reach other wells in the area and even a shared municipal well that supplies drinking water for numerous people. Properly sealing old wells and following a few simple good practices for wells that are in use safeguards the precious groundwater that so many of us depend on for drinking water.
For a few simple tips see Rural Water Stewardship Checklist
For a more detailed booklet see this Private Wells Factsheet
For much more great information, visit the Well Aware website