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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

What is a Sand and Gravel Well?

Wells in sand and gravel aquifers are typically drilled or driven. This video discusses the basic features of a drilled sand and gravel well, and explains why drilled wells are superior to driven wells.  


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How Do Wells Get Contaminated?

A number of factors contribute to well contamination, from human mistakes and interference to natural groundwater chemistry. This video discusses the basic circumstances that can lead to contaminated well water, and the kinds of naturally occurring contaminants found in private wells.


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What is an Artesian Well?

Flowing wells and artesian wells are drilled into aquifers that are under pressure. This pressure is due to the geology of the well location. See the video to learn more.


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.

Is My Water Safe to Drink - Recorded Live on January 20, 2016

In this webinar recording you’ll learn about caring for your private well and best practices to protect your water supply from contamination. The webinar will answer questions such as:
  • Where your well water comes from,
  • Knowing if there are naturally occurring contaminants in your area, and
  • Sampling and treating water from your private 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 an aquifer?

Most wells, whether they’re used by community water systems, industries, or private well owners, draw their water from an aquifer. An aquifer is a geologic unit—usually either sand and gravel or cracked and creviced bedrock—that can provide useable quantities of water to a well. This video explains further.


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.