After the well has been constructed and before the contractor removes his equipment from the site, you should inspect the well.

Here is a list of items to check:

Well Depth: Easily done by tying a weight on a tape. Compare to the well construction report.

Well yield: Ask how many gallons per minute (gpm) the well tested, what distance the water level dropped, and how quickly the level recovered.

Well cap: Make sure the well is capped, secure, and the cap is at least 6 inches above ground level.

Disinfection: Ask whether the well was disinfected.

Well construction record: Get your copy of the well record. The contractor is required to deliver a copy of the record to the owner. We advise you to keep your well record with your house deed for future owners.