The Ground Around my Well is Wet

February 10, 2017 | Water Issues

Have you recently noticed the ground around your well is wet? There could be a wide variety of reasons for this to happen, but ultimately it needs to be inspected immediately. If left untreated, it could potentially lead to larger issues with your water supply. Here are some of the possible reasons for why the ground around your well is wet.

The Ground Around my Well is Wet

Recent Rainfall

If it rained recently, or within the past two days, it’s very possible that the water you are seeing is a result of the ground being over-saturated and leading to minimal absorption of water. This will be especially true if your well is located at a lower point in your yard. If your ground around the well is wet and it recently rained, give it a day or two to see if the problem starts to clear up.


Sometimes, a wet yard can be due to groundwater. Groundwater is essentially what a well drilling company drills from when they visit your home. This could very-well be the culprit of a wet-spot in your yard if all other measures have been exhausted. Whether it’s a natural spring, or a flowing artesian well, groundwater could be why the ground around your well is wet.

broken well supply line

Broken Well Supply Line

The piping which runs from your well to your home could be cracked or broken. This can happen at various points along the supply line itself and for a variety of reasons. If the well supply line is cracked where it connects to the well this could be why the ground is wet around your well. If you suspect your well supply line is cracked or broken and leaking into your yard, get in touch with your local Maryland well line service and have them come out and assess the issue. These are not easy fixes, and without the proper tools and knowledge it’s possible to cause more damage.

Broken Irrigation Line

Do you know where the irrigation or other water lines run in your yard? It’s possible that there is a leak causing the ground to saturate around the well. To diagnose if this is the issue, turn off the water to this water element in your yard and see if the problem clears up.

No matter the cause of the water around your well, it’s important to get in touch with a local Maryland water systems company right away. R & G Water Systems is a Maryland residential and light commercial well pump and well line service company with the experience to help you diagnose and repair your well’s issues. Give R&G Water Systems a call at 410-239-0700 today for a free consultation, or fill out the form on our website.

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