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"Know Your Well" information from Department of Water Quality

Know exactly where your well is located on your property, and keep well construction and maintenance records.  Remember to disinfect any equipment that will be used inside your well prior to use.

Keep potential contamination sources , such as fuel and chemical storage, septic tanks, or livestock away from your well.  To better understand how a contaminant source can impact your well water, review our Groundwater Contamination fact sheet

Know exactly where your septic system is located on your property, maintain it regularly, and keep maintenance records.

A big part of protecting your well from contamination is keeping surface water, which often carries contaminants, from entering your well.

  • To keep water from ponding around your well, make sure the soil slopes away from the well.
  • If you hear water freefalling into the well, find out where the water is entering your well.

Maintain the integrity of your water well. 

  • Check visible casing, sanitary seal and well cap for damage regularly.  Repair or replace missing or cracked components with commercially manufactured parts immediately. 
  • All vents should be covered with a fine mesh screen to prevent animals and debris from getting into the vent.

Properly plug and seal any unused or abandoned wells.

If you do need to drill a new well, be sure to review the DEQ fact sheet on locating new wells before you begin.

DEQ recommends sampling your well water annually. Water well owners in areas of potential oil and gas development should test for additional constituents.

For more resources from DEQ, click on this link:  http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/know-your-well/resources/protect-your-well/

2017 Poster Contest! This year's theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full of Life". (expand for more info.)

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2017’s theme is Healthy Soils.  Click on the link above for more information and how to enter!

Services We Provide

 

  • Implement farm, ranch and forestland conservation practices to protect soil productivity, water quality and quantity, air quality and wildlife habitat;
  • Conserve and restore wetlands, which purify water and provide habitat for birds, fish and numerous other animals;
  • Protect groundwater resources;
  • Assist communities and homeowners to plant trees and other land cover to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife and beautify neighborhoods;
  • Help developers control soil erosion and protect water and air quality during construction; and
  • Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.

Nationally and in Wyoming, conservation districts usually operate under the following general policies:

  1. Conservation should be led by local citizens
  2. The final responsibility for conservation lies with the landowner
  3. Landowners have legitimate operating goals
  4. Conservation Districts are responsive to both landowners and operators, and  the community as a whole
  5. The best agricultural land should be maintained for agriculture

MISSION STATEMENT

Provide Laramie County citizens with the necessary information and technical assistance to support sustainable production from soil and water resources, protect the county’s tax base, control flooding, improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and protect and promote the health, welfare and safety of Laramie County residents.

We are proud to have been a Sponsor for OUT ON THE LAND.

OUT ON THE LAND airs on Tuesdays at 7:00pm eastern time ( adjust for other time zones) and repeats on Wednesdays at 5:30am ET. To see where y9ou can watch RFD-TV, go to www.rfdtv.com and click on “Find Us: and enter your Zip Code.

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11221 US Highway 30
Cheyenne, WY 82009

(307) 772-2600

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