Maintain: to keep up, to keep in a certain condition, to keep in good repair. What is the importance of good water well maintenance? Like our teeth, our vehicle, or our house, if we don’t maintain our water wells we could be asking for trouble. Anyone who has had to have an engine overhauled or replaced or had to buy a new vehicle will agree that proper maintenance always pays off. Again, ask someone who’s been required to have a root canal or a tooth extracted; every-day brushing takes on a whole new meaning. So, although often inconvenient, we do maintenance with the belief that if we don’t, something worse will happen. And it stands to reason that the more we’re convinced of this, the more committed we’ll be toward maintenance.