Open wells are a threat not only to health but also to the community and require well plugging/decommissioning if they are not in use for at least 6 month. Odessa Water Well is a fully licensed contractor to plug your well. If you have not plugged or capped a non-functioning well on your property you may unknowingly be endangering the integrity of groundwater and when you live in Texas there are state and federal laws that prohibit uncovered or uncapped water wells. We can conduct capping your well in a quick and efficient affordable procedure to protect the groundwater and help you avoid government fines.
Most of us get our drinking water from groundwater and as a natural resource it needs to be protected from contaminants. When you have an abandoned well, contaminants are able to seep into the aquifers and potentially damage the integrity of water for millions of people. Well decommissioning prevents this from happening. Our ability to maintain water quality for everyone is critical to quality of life and protecting not only people but also animals and plant life. The state of Texas has established regulations for well plugging that should be followed by property owners and managed by a license well plugging service provider.
It’s the Law
If you have irrigation well or windmill well that’s been abandoned or a domestic well that hasn’t been used in more than six month, it is typically considered to be an abandoned well. As a property owner you have the responsibility of preparing it for plugging because a open well is dangerous for the environment, risking possible contamination. There are state, federal and local standards and regulations to protect the future of our sources of water. As a responsible community member failure to prevent contamination is an offense that will be fined. Abandoned wells are also a risk to for injury and fatalities, for which you could be liable if proven negligent.
Abandoned and Unused
Wells that have not been used in six months or more are considered abandoned by state law and must be plugged. As a fully licensed well contractor we are fully qualified to decommission your well to prevent penalties and accidents on your property. This is typically not a do-it-yourself task and requires specialized equipment to ensure that your well is plugged according to state and federal standards. This is when you should call our fully licensed water well contractor. We quickly and efficiently cap wells on your property that have been abandoned or are no longer a viable source for water.
Why Hire Us
Odessa Water Well services are well respected in the region at when you call us, we quickly come to your location and assess your water well for decommissioning. We also conduct all of the administrative paperwork on your behalf to ensure that state and local departments are up to date on the status of your well. We use state of the art equipment to plug your well and we have a wide breadth of knowledge regarding soil conditions to ensure that your well is accurately plug to avoid health and environmental risks.