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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

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. 


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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.

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.  


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 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.


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.