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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

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.


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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.  


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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.

What is a Dug or Bored Well?

Hand-dug wells are often very old wells that collect water from shallow depths. Bored wells are constructed according to similar principals but are made with machines. Watch the video for details on the construction of these wells and the special issues associated with them.


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 is a Bedrock Well?

Wells in bedrock aquifers are typically drilled, with an open length of borehole to collect water. This video describes the basic construction of bedrock wells and explains how they get water.  


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.