Abandoned Wells Problems and Solutions
Abandoned Wells Problems and Solutions (Number of pages: 2) (Publication Size: 119KB)
|Description||It is not uncommon in Washington state to find old wells which are no longer usable. These are called abandoned wells. The most common type of abandoned well is the shallow dug type. Abandoned wells can pose safety and environmental problems, and are required to be properly decommissioned as soon as possible. Closing down an old well is called decommissioning. This brochure discusses how to locate abandoned wells, what dangers they pose, and the process used in decommissioning one.
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|Keywords||decommission, land owner, well help, safety, wells, land development, construction, abandoned well|
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