What is a Well?
A well is a hole drilled into the ground to access water contained in an aquifer. A pipe and a pump are used to pull water out of the ground, and a screen filters out unwanted particles that could clog the pipe.
Wells come in different shapes and sizes, depending on the type of material the well is drilled into and how much water is being pumped out.
More than 42 million people in the United States use individual or private wells to supply water for their families.