If you have a water well and no longer wish to use it, you can’t just abandon it. Abandoning water wells can pose a significant threat to the health and safety of you, your family, and the environment. For this reason, it is imperative to properly decommission your water well.
To get started on sealing and permanently closing your well, you will need to reach out to a professional.
STEP 1: SEEK AN EXPERIENCED TEAM
In order to responsibly start the process of well abandonment, you’re going to need a trusted team of professionals. You want to work with a business that is dependable, reputable, honest, and prepared to tackle the job at hand. Dyco Well Drilling has been servicing Florida for over 40 years, providing customers with quality work, done right the first time. We are definitely your best choice.
STEP 2: REMOVAL
Now that you have a trusted team, they will begin removing all obstructions from the well. This includes the well pump and all piping equipment. All work must be performed under direct on-site supervision of a licensed well driller. But don’t worry, the right team won’t start your project unless a licensed well driller is present (which is always the case with Dyco).
STEP 3: EXCAVATION, FILLING, AND SEALING
Your licensed team of well-drillers will begin excavating. The area around the well casing will be dug up while the casing itself is removed. After the well is cleared and cleaned, it can be filled and sealed. The well is grouted below the static water level and disinfected gravel is added. It is usually filled to nearly the top of the cutoff casing.
STEP 4: CAPPING AND BACKFILLING
To prevent surface and near-surface contaminants from entering the casing, capping is constructed on top of the well. Once properly capped, the excavated area around the well casing is filled back up with soil. It will look as if there was never a well present in the first place.
STEP 5: REPORTING
The final step of well abandonment is to report the newly decommissioned well. Your licensed team of drillers will handle all the paperwork to get your abandoned well approved. Are you ready to start the process of well abandonment?