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September 4th is Protect Your Groundwater Day. If you rely on groundwater as your primary source of drinking water, please take some time to educate yourself about groundwater usage and maintenance.
So how can YOU “Protect Your Groundwater?” Review the Homeowner Checklist. (Click HERE to download a printable pdf.)
Well Owner Checklist:
o Always use licensed and certified water well drillers and pump installers. To find a Bison Pump dealer/installer, check out our dealer locator: https://www.bisonpumps.com/test/
o Have your well tested and treated annually. Did you know? Bison Pumps have two holes in the well adapter; one has the mushroom vent plug and the other a regular plug for wires to come out the top. If you did not use the hole for the wires, then remove the plug and you can use that hole to add chlorine to your water. If that hole is in use, carefully remove the mushroom vent plug.
o Drinking water should be checked any time there is a change in taste, odor, or appearance, or when the well system is serviced.
o Keep hazardous chemicals like paint, fertilizer, pesticides and motor oil far away from your well.
o Periodically check your well cover or well cap to make sure it is working properly. If you have a Bison Pump installed, it will be sealed water tight via the gasket.
o Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems, or chemical storage facilities.
o When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above the ground and keep it clear of debris.
o Slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.
o Keep your construction report, as well as annual water well system maintenance and water testing results, in a safe place.
o Be aware of changes in your well, the area around your well, or the water it provides.
o FYI: the serviceable life of your well is typically 20+ years.
If you’re a well owner, check out www.WellOwner.org for useful tips on groundwater maintenance and conservation.
Interested in pricing on a Bison Pump for your well? Call us today! 1-800-339-2601
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