Driven Wells. Driving the well point may damage the screen or
seal it off. If water yield decreases, suspect screen clogging and try backwashing. If
this fails, pull the point and clean it or replace it with a new one.
Ascertain changes in conditions since previous
inspection and take necessary action.
Dig ditches to carry away standing water within
50 feet (15 m) of well, spring, or infiltration
Fence area to keep livestock at least 50 feet
(15 m) from well, spring, etc.
Remove cesspools, privies, septic tanks, etc.;
cover area with hypochlorite; fill any open
Remove accumulations of more than 1 foot (30
infiltration galleries, silt,
Concrete; cracks in
Repair as necessary by making surface
watertight structures in
Shore up infiltration gallery wall structures.
and radial wells
Operating records and
Disinfect wells, springs, infiltration galleries,
etc., when indicated.
Well output loss and
Clean well screen by approved method.
condition of well screen
Well equipment (well
Repair as necessary to make all items
apron, top of casing,
well pits); cracks and