Keep the drain from the pump base open and free so that any
leakage will be carried away from the source.
Well Records. Maintain these well records:
The log of the original wellhole
Pump design details
Water quality analyses
Well discharge meter readings
Schedule of well use (include duration of use)
Pumping and static levels of well capacity tests
Discharge pressure at various pumping rates
Long-term records of rainfall and departures from normal rainfall amounts
help show whether changes in the level of the water table and artesian pressure
surface are caused by variations in long-term rainfall patterns. Air Force personnel use
AF Form 996, Well Data, and AF Form 997, Daily Well Activity Record, to record this
Abandonment of Wells. Wells may be abandoned because of lowered
water table, plugged screens, corroded casings that allow soil to enter the well, or
objectionable sand pumping. The following procedures apply:
For deep wells and driven wells, pull the casing and fill the hole
with concrete. Securely cap the top of the well to prevent people or animals from falling
into the well. The well cap also helps prevent contamination of the aquifer.
Fill abandoned dug wells and springs as a safety measure.
Surface Water Supplies. Almost all large population centers and large
military installations are served from surface water sources. General information on
surface water supplies, water storage, intake structures, and low-lift pumping can be