Waupaca County Highway Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8.19.19
Casey Beyersdorf, Highway Commissioner 715-258-7152
Jed Wohlt, Health Officer
Flowing Well Located On County Highway W to Be Abandoned Due To Irreparable Conditions
After consulting with a licensed well driller and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR), the flowing well located on County Highway W near Manske Rd will be shut-down and abandoned. The well which has been in place for decades was damaged during a stretch of extreme cold weather this past winter. The well piping above the ground was completely broken-off at some point during the cold stretch in late January. Unsolicited repairs were made to the well by an individual(s) in the days following the point of damage that achieved a regeneration of the flow of water with an accessible outlet for collection.
The well at this location is considered a “transient non-community” well by the WI DNR and is required to meet WI DNR well construction requirements. During an annual inspection of the well, multiple construction deficiencies were noted that required corrective actions. The County contracted with a licensed well driller to assess the well for repairs. An assessment determined that more extensive repairs and/or well replacement would be necessary to bring the well into construction compliance. Based on the extensive work and potential cost to repair/replace the well, it has been determined to properly abandon the flowing well. The water produced from the well is also known to contain arsenic levels very near the Health Standard of 10 parts per billion.
Individuals looking for alternative sources of drinking water can visit the WI DNR website to view a full listing of public drinking water systems. https://dnr.wi.gov/dwsviewer/DS/Search
Thank you, Logan and Chad McHugh
for your drone videos of the new highway facility progress.
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Above is a picture of the progress being made on the new Highway Facility located on CTH A.
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515 E Fulton Street
Waupaca WI 54981
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Be aware of Construction zones on
CTH A from USH 10 to Galilee Road
and CTH I from USH 45 to Kluth Road