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Both drilled and bored wells which are no longer in use are recommended and sometimes required by state regulations to be abandoned. Improperly covered large diameter bored wells, are a safety hazard, as well as a potential source of groundwater contamination.

Well abandonments are required to be supervised by a State Certified Well Contractor. Permit requirement and/or fees can vary for each county. Contact your local environmental health department for guidelines.

Venable Brothers can coordinate any backhoe work that may be needed and supervise abandonment from start to finish. Our Field Supervisor, Mike Venable, will need to see the well before we can better quote an estimated cost on the abandonment of a well. (Average cost $1,000 - $5,000)


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