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Topic Title: Plugging and abandoning old artesian well
Topic Summary: any experiences out there?
Created On: 04/03/2021 07:32 AM
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I've got an old artesian irrigation well that is no longer in use; too salty. I'd like to get it plugged and abandoned so I can hopefully cut off the well head and use that area for something else. I no longer irrigate the yard anyways, except for a few sips of city water when it's begging for mercy. Otherwise it's just rainfall watered. From what I can gather on The Google well abandonment requires pumping cement down the hole all the way to the bottom to fill up the casing and seal off any holes, etc. Has anybody done that to their well? I'm 200% sure this is not a DIY thing (but thought about it) so what are the costs? Does having some big ole oak branches above the well head complicate things (prol a no brainer yes, darn it, but I'm not afraid to ask stupid questions). Also I see SJRWMD has an artesian well abandonment program with potential $ assistance - I have a call into them (and several well drilling companies), but has anyone else gone through this before? TY 2ndLighters!
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