How Do Well Systems Work?
Can Septic Water Contaminate Well Water?
Since the two systems are separate, you don’t have to worry about the pipes sharing water. However, if your septic tank malfunctions or your pipes leak, close proximity between the wastewater and well water may result in some cross-contamination.
How Can You Keep Your Well Water Clean?
1. Make sure your well and septic tank are far enough apart.
2. identify other nearby septic systems.
Especially if you live in close quarters with neighbors, figure out the location of any nearby septic systems. They, too, must meet the minimum distance requirements.