American Pump and Drilling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘well decommissioning’

When Well Decommissioning Is Vital: 4 Facts About Old Wells

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Wells should never be left to the elements when they become unusable or abandoned. Just like an old construction site, they need to be cleaned up and the ecosystem needs to be allowed to return to what it was before we were there.

This isn’t just for environmental reasons, but it can help reduce costs in the future and contributes to cleaner water for everyone in the area. Well decommissioning in Lacey is a tricky subject and one that we’d like to clear up with our customers.

If you think your old well needs to be decommissioned, or if you’ve got an abandoned well on your property that was left without decommissioning, then you should call us and continue reading this blog.

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Why You Should Decommission Your Well

Monday, October 10th, 2022

In Washington State, it’s illegal to abandon a well on your property without it being properly decommissioned. There are plenty of reasons for this, but some might impact homeowners more than others. Just because you might get fined or sued for having an abandoned well on your property doesn’t mean that’s the only reason to have it properly decommissioned. There are some other reasons that we’ll get into today.

The truth is that well-decommissioning services are designed to cap the well so that it doesn’t rise to the surface or contaminate other sources of groundwater. The water in the abandoned well isn’t being drawn, used, or tested anymore, so it’s hard to monitor how it changes over time. The only way we can return it to its natural state is to decommission it and set it up so it can’t bother anyone.

Here are three good reasons to decommission a well in Olympia, WA.

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