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What are the main types of groundwater wells?

There are three main types of wells: dug, drilled, and driven.  Proper well construction and continued maintenance are key to the safety of your water supply. It is important to know what type of well you have as the well type affects how likely your water is to become contaminated and what kind of maintenance procedures you should follow. You may be able to determine the type of well you have by looking at the outer casing and cover of the well. For more information regarding wells and drilling, visit National Groundwater Association webpage at:

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