What's the problem?
Abandoned oil/gas and water wells are virtual arteries to our valuable ground water supplies. If not properly capped, these wells pose a potential risk of contamination of underground aquifers. Common contaminants include pesticides, herbicides, animal and human waste, and fertilizers.
In addition to being a hazard to local ground water, abandoned and poorly capped wells are also significant hazards to the safety of children and adults who can trip over or fall into abandoned wells. The SWCD recognizes this threat and provides incentive for landowners to cap their abandoned wells.
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District provides funding to cap wells. The SWCD will pay half the cost not to exceed $500. The application must be submitted and approved before the capping is started. There is no guarantee you will receive funding if the application is submitted after the capping has taken place.
Contact Ginger Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.773.2181 for more information and an application.