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Water Well 642

What it is

A water well is a hole drilled, dug, driven, bored, jetted or otherwise constructed into an aquifer to provide water for irrigation, livestock, wildlife, human, and other uses.

How it helps

Water wells help to:

  • improve water quality and quantity
  • provide a safe, reliable method of supplying water to livestock, recreational areas, and wildlife
  • improve management in a prescribed grazing system
  • spread out the locations of water facilities, ensuring that water resources aren't depleted in one area

Learn more

Find NRCS Massachusetts technical information in the Field Office Technical Guide: eFOTG.

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