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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

What Should I Know About a Shared Private Well?

Do you share well water with one or more of your neighbors? This video discusses reasons why wells might be shared, possible downsides, and things to keep in mind if you get water from a shared well.  


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

How Do I Make My Well Safer?

If your well is old, it may have the wellhead down in a pit, or the well itself may be a large-diameter, hand-dug well. While the well may still provide plenty of water, there are safety downsides to these older forms of construction. Watch the video to learn how to make these wells safer.  


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

How Does My Private Well Pressure Tank Work?

Pressure tanks help store water from your well and push it out into the faucets in your home. This video explains how pressure tanks operate and describes the differences between traditional pressure tanks, bladder tanks, and the tanks used in constant pressure systems.


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

How Does My Private Well System Work?

Your well system consists of many parts, including your well, pump, pitless unit, pressure tank, well cap, and electrical controls. This video provides an overview of a typical system with a standard-size pressure tank, and explains the role each system component plays in delivering clean water to your home.  


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.

Where Should My New Well Be Located?

Groundwater flow, well depth, local geology, and the actions of your neighbors can all affect where you locate a new well. This video discusses factors to consider when locating your new well and explains how location affects your ability to repair or maintain a well. 


PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course.