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How does methane get into water wells? 

Methane gas – whether microbial or thermogenic -- can migrate into water wells along with the groundwater if underground conditions are favorable for it. If biogenic or thermogenic methane is present underground and in contact with the groundwater, the methane can dissolve in water similar to the way carbon dioxide is dissolved in soda, bubbling out when pressure is reduced at the surface or home faucet.