If your private well has been submerged in flood water, the Department of Environmental Quality recommends that you not drink the water until you disinfect your well and sample analysis indicates that your well water is safe.
DEQ says it is offering free bacteriological testing of private water wells that have been submerged in flood water in the following counties:
For disinfection and sampling instructions and supplies, contact DEQ at (800) 522-0206. The free testing will be available until May 31.
Instructions on how to disinfect your well are available by clicking here.
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