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Table 1. Materials used and approximate associated costs, excluding labor, for standard wellhead curbing installations. Casing diameter Pre-mixed concrete Landscape edging Total cost Studies done by the University of Georgia show that almost all contamination of rural domestic wells could be prevented through proper well construction and adequate protection of the well site and immediate vicinity surrounding the well. Proper well curbing is one practice that helps prevent well contamination and thus helps to ensure the safety and quality of well water. If you have any questions about curbing wells, well construction, or wellhead protection contact your local County Extension Agent. Glossary: Bored Well: Well constructed using an earth auger, usually up to two feet in diameter. These wells are typically shallow (less than 60 feet). Casing: Steel or plastic pipe installed while drilling a well, to prevent collapse of the well bore hole and entrance of contaminants, and to allow placement...