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Well Care Videos

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9 Best Management Practices for Private Wells

Your private well is one part of a mechanical system that supplies water to your home. Here are 9 management practices to help you ensure that system keeps running smoothly and continues supplying safe drinking water to your home.  


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What Can I Do When My Well Goes Dry?

If your well has gone dry, the options available to you vary according to the kind of well you have, the kind of aquifer it’s in, and the well depth relative to the water level in the aquifer. This video explores the possibilities for each scenario. 


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.

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.