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Here’s how to keep your well in good shape

Here’s how to keep your well in good shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to well maintenance. Test regularly Test well water once or twice a year for coliform bacteria and E. coli. Sample bottles are available at local public health offices and come with instructions on sampling. The health office will send the sample to […] Read more

This is what a properly capped well should look like.

You may not want to know what lies below — but you should

Experts say too many rural Albertans aren’t properly caring for their wells — and the price for neglect can be steep

Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine finding mouse fur in your tap water. Or your house blowing up because of a buildup of methane in your water system. Brandon Leask has seen both. Although extreme examples, those are just two of the many risks that come with not paying attention to water wells, said the agricultural water engineer with Alberta […] Read more