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Did you test all the wells?

When your client buys a home, especially a farm and they have

more than well.

 Many of the are shallow wells.  (15-30 feet).

Shallow wells are notoriously known for contaminated water.

Do you test all the wells and if you find one that is bad what do yo do with that well?

It may be a fixable issue and maybe not.


But in my opinion, test them all and if they will not be used get them sealed!

Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • August 19 2017 01:17AM


William Feela - This is excellent advice! Drinking water is critical and needs to be tested. I hope consumers are serious about taking your advice. You are really knowledgeable and experienced in wells and Real Estate. I would trust you!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 2 years ago

William Feela  always test water wells  So important in todays world

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 2 years ago

Well, William Feela Wells are not included in the homes I list and sell. Most have City water.  I do run across a septic tank now and then which do get inspected.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

Good advice, William.  I don't sell many rural properties; but know that wells and septic systems ought to be inspected prior to close of escrow.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Some wells are just for watering the garden or grass.  Those I don't worry about, but if there is any chance one is going to be used as drinking it gets tested.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago

Excellent reminders, Bill. I don't know that I sell more than one home, maybe two, a year with a well... but I always recommend testing.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 2 years ago

Generally, I sell properties in the land of public water and sewer.  Wells are not my norm.  When we do find properties with them, there is generally just one.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 2 years ago

William Feela It's also important to know when wells need to be sealed or filled. I had an unfilled, unsealed, not-in-use well on my Maryland property for YEARS without the slightest clue that doing so was illegal.  Didn't even understand that it was unsealed, or unfilled. Just knew I had "a well."

Posted by Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) over 2 years ago