If you are drilling a new well, determining the proper location for the well is an important decision that can protect the health of you and your family. It is important that you understand the topography of your property, the direction of your groundwater flow, and that you have identified all potential pollution risks in the surrounding area.
Wells should be at least 25 feet from a silo.
Wells should be located at least 50 feet from sewers and septic tanks.
Wells should be at least 100 feet from pastures, on-lot sewage system absorption fields, cesspools and barnyards.
Avoid locating a well where groundwater comes to within 10 feet of the soil surface.