Abandoned and Unsealed/Unused Wells
Unused and unsealed wells can be a conduit for surface water runoff, contaminated water, and improperly disposed of waste to reach your drinking water. What can you do?
- Inspect wells regularly for cracks in the casing.
- Make sure all well covers are securely in place.
- Landowners with an unused, unsealed well on their property should hire a state-licensed contractor to assess and properly seal their wells. The Minnesota Department of Health has a list of licensed well contractors. You can call them at 651-201-4600 or visit their website.
- Learn more about how to find and seal unsealed/unused wells by following this link for guidance.