Well Abandonment

Well Abandonment Services & More

An abandoned well poses a safety hazard, a threat to groundwater, and may even create liability issues. Not only can a pet, child, or hunter stumble into one, but a building placed over a long-forgotten well is at a substantially greater risk of collapsing. If a coop, stable, or dump is placed above an abandoned well, waste can seep through it to contaminate the surrounding aquifer. If that contamination spreads to other properties, the owner of the abandoned well may be held liable for the damages.







Well Preparation, Filling & Sealing

When Neyens fills and seals a well, we remove the pumping system and any other debris, including removing the upper well casing, the well pit, pump platform, etc. Next, we’ll add layers of clean fill and sealing materials.

It is vital that a well be properly sealed so it doesn’t pose a threat to safety or the environment. The experts at Neyens Well Drilling will consider many factors for you to ensure that your old well is sealed correctly. What’s more, if we are already onsite to provide you with a new well, we can seal an old one off for less than if it were a standalone job.

Well Inspection

If your land has an abandoned well on it, Neyens can inspect the integrity of it for you and develop a plan to safely abandon it. Well abandonment requires much to be taken into account, including the well’s depth and diameter, ease of access, geographical conditions, and whether it contains debris.

Well Abandonment Reporting

Once your old well has been properly and safely abandoned, Neyens Well Drilling will submit a well abandonment report to the proper agencies, notifying them that the well has been decommissioned.

It’s Not a Well Job Done, but a Well Done Job!

As crafting wells is our specialty, so too is sealing them off. With our complete service we can inspect, fill, seal, and report any abandoned well in the Perham area so it can no longer present a problem. Whether a well needs to be created, or needs to be made to go away, Neyens Well Drilling has got it covered.

Licensed, Bonded & Insured for Your Peace of Mind

We are proud of the way that our fully licensed, bonded, and insured company has provided for the Perham, MN area’s water needs for over 20 years. To learn more about our well solutions, and for a free quote, please call us at (218) 346-9355 (WELL) or email us at neyenswell@arvig.net. Contractors are encouraged to ask about additional discounts.


45214 County Road 80 East
Perham, Minnesota 56573
P: 218-346-9355 (WELL)
F: 218-346-6992


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