Take care when working or mowing around your well and keep the top of the well at least one foot above the ground. Additionally, keep your well records, including a copy of your well log, pump information, water quality, and flow testing information in a safe place.
The landowner has the ultimate responsibility for maintenance of their well(s). If well construction problems are discovered that may contribute to contamination or waste of the groundwater resource, the Oregon Water Resources Department may require repairs or abandonment to eliminate the problem.
The department will look first to the well constructor to determine if the well was constructed to standards. However, if the constructor is unable or unwilling to perform the repairs, the landowner may assume the responsibility. Problems with the well, due to age or a change in site conditions, may require repairs or abandonment of the well, which are the responsibility of the landowner.
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