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Well Care Videos

Free videos from PrivateWellClass.org

How to Keep your Pump and Pressure Tank in Good Condition

Your pump and pressure tank are important components of your private well system. Keeping these mechanical devices in good condition can help prolong their lifespan and can help prevent bigger and more expensive problems.



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Septic System Basics

Septic systems are used to treat the waste from your home. This video explains the common components of septic system and an overview of how it functions. Failure to properly maintain any portion of this system can lead to a number of problems, including septic system failure, among others.



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How to Seal an Old Well

This video, developed for 2017’s Protect Your Groundwater Day “Cap It, Plug It” theme, explains the process of properly sealing an abandoned well. The sealing took place during a public demonstration event on August 9, 2016 in Macomb, IL. Visit the National Groundwater Association to learn more about this annual event.



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.

Why Doesn't My Well Produce Very Much Water?

Some wells produce very little water, even when all of the water system components are in excellent condition. Low-yield private wells are usually the result of certain aquifer conditions, and can be associated with specific water system problems. Watch the video to learn more.



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Is My Private Well Safe After a Fire?

Private wells and water systems can sustain many kinds of damage in a wildfire. Here are some things to look for when inspecting your private well system after a fire, and some steps to take to ensure your water is safe to drink again.



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.