Q: I read a past article about plugging wells and really needed to talk with someone to better understand available options.

R.W., Miller, Mo.

A: After talking on the phone I now understand that you have several concerns including radon testing, mold under the house AND well plugging. We talked by phone and I hope these additional links will help you resolve these problems.

Well Plugging Instructions



Cost-share assistance that may be available through your county SWCD Office


Affidavit that is filed with MoDNR after the well is filled


Mold control


Curtain drain (if subsurface water from uphill or flat slopes is pooling water under the building, a curtain drain located upslope of the building can divert it)


Radon test kit (DHSS) or call 573-751-6102

http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/radon/ and http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/radon/homebuyers.php

Radon: An indoor health hazard?


Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home


Bob Schultheis

Natural Resource Engineering Specialist / CPD

University of Missouri Extension Center – Webster County

800 S. Marshall St., Marshfield, MO 65706

Phone:  417-859-2044

E-mail: schultheisr@missouri.edu

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