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Is Your Well Flooded? Disinfect It before You Drink It!

After floodwaters have gotten over or into a water well, the well must be properly disinfected before the water can be used for drinking again.

If your private well is flooded, do not use water from it before:

  1. The floodwaters have receded from the wellhead and your plumbing system.
  2. You have disinfected the well and your plumbing system.
  3. You have sampled your water and received a lab report confirming that the disinfected water contained no harmful organisms.

Follow these application/pdfinstructions to disinfect your private well

Use these steps any time you suspect that your well has become contaminated by harmful bacteria or other organisms, not just after a flood.