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Old well

Posted by fstriegl (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 08 at 21:16

Next to our just-purchased 1855 brick farmhouse, we have what seems to be a well. It bulges out near the ground, and I am told it is wider below the ground than above it. Our problem - restore or fill in? Does anyone have experience with this type of thing?

All advice appreciated!


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RE: Old well

If you don't want it, fill it in. If you do want it, get a well drilling company to check it out and see what they recommend.

RE: Old well

There are some fairly specific guidelines for properly abandoning an old well... particularly if it is a "deep well". Improper abandonment may cause contamination of underground aquifers. It would be wise to consult with your local health department on appropriate procedures.


Here is a link that might be useful: Ask Mason

RE: Old well

Thanks - I will discuss with my wife after I return home (live out of country) and we will see what we can do for next summer's projects.


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