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Well Caps: Problems and Solutions

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
96-br-098January 1996July 2010
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Author(s) Bruner, Marian
Description The purpose of this pamphlet is to educate the public about proper installation of well caps. Well that are not in use, or will be temporarily out of service are required to be securely capped so that contamination can not enter the well (173-160-085 WAC). Well capping is one aspect of this state's well construction standards that Ecology's inspectors look for, and something that homeowners and drillers alike should take seriously. A proper well cap will help ensure your family's safety and is instrumental in making sure that contamination doesn't enter a well from the top.
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Keywords well help, well cap, well construction
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