How can I tell if my well has been affected by surface activity?
There is no 100% way to know that your well has been affected by surface activity. Noticeable changes to your water, such as sediment or change in clarity after heavy rainfall may indicate that your well is affected directly by surface activity. There are also several “invisible” chemicals that can indicate effects from surface activity such as bacteria and nitrates. You should test your well water after rain events if you have concerns regarding effects from surface activity.

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1. How can I tell if my well has been affected by surface activity?
2. If I suspect my well is affected by surface activity what should I do?
3. Should I have my well water tested for other things besides bacteria?
4. What activities should I do to protect my well?
5. Can I have animals on my property?
6. How do I know if my well is in a limestone geology area?
7. Can I fill in a sinkhole on my property?