Water Well Plugging & Abandoned Water Wells
There are many abandoned water wells all over the state of Texas and these wells require proper water well plugging. Moreover, abandoned water wells are taken seriously as they are regulated by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The reason being is that abandoned water wells provide a direct route for groundwater contamination. More importantly, open well holes are also a threat for animals and children. Additionally, Texas law requires that the landowners are responsible for plugging any unused well on their property prior to selling. Even more importantly, the landowner is also responsible for injury or pollution caused by the unplugged well. When plugging a water well, you can either do it yourself, which can be time consuming, dangerous & detailed or you can contact Texan Water. We are licensed by the TDLR to accurately do water well plugging and complete any plugging report.
Water Well Plugging
If you need your water well plugged, Texan Water can help. As a result, we will take care of the legal and technical requirements in a time-efficient manner. When you hire Texan Water to plug your well we will:
- Acquire necessary permits for plugging abandoned water wells
- Adhere to TCEQ requirements
- File a state plugging report
- Give the customer a completed documents for their own use
- Give you a stress free experience!
What are the steps in plugging an abandoned water wells?
Determine state rules & regulations for well plugging. Afterwards, see if you want to complete the work yourself or hire someone. But, even if you do it yourself, you may still need a licensed well driller to complete the plugging report.
See if there is any information on your well by clicking here.These reports have details on the construction, yield, geology and depth. However, if there is no information, you will need a quick well inspection.
Get measurements of the well depth, water level and diameter of the well. These measurements (not estimates) will help to calculating total well volume an water in the well. More importantly, it will give you the amounts of materials to plug your water well.
Remove anything in and around the well. This includes debris or materials in the well.
Disinfect the well with bleach. Also the bleach must be unscented and you will need 1 gallon of bleach for every 500 gallons of water in the well.
Fill the well with plugging materials. However, which will vary in many situations.
Within 30 days after water well plugging, you must enter a plugging report to the TDLR.