What You Need to Know About Buying a Cabin With a Private Well

Are you buying a cabin up north in Wisconsin that has a private well? Although Wisconsin state law does not require a well inspection or water testing for a property transfer,  you should consider getting a well inspection. Three things to find out include the condition of the well, the quality of the drinking water, and if there are any unused wells on the property.

Here are three reasons why you should consider a well inspection:

  • A licensed well professional can visually inspect certain aspects of the well construction and pump installation to evaluate whether they comply with state code.
  • The drinking water testing can find common groundwater contaminants to provide information about drinking water quality and potential health risks.
  • The inspector can search the property for unused wells that could threaten groundwater and drinking water if not correctly filled and sealed.

If you are interested in more details and information about buying or selling a home or property with a private well, please visit this link on the Wisconsin DNR website.