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DEQ offers testing for wells after Oklahoma flooding

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Posted at 10:49 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 23:49:26-04

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:

Adair
Atoka
Bryan
Canadian
Carter
Cherokee
Choctaw
Cleveland
Coal
Comanche
Cotton
Craig
Creek
Delaware
Garvin
Grady
Haskell
Hughes
Jefferson
Johnston
Latimer
Le Flore
Lincoln
Logan
Love
Marshall
Mayes
McClain
McCurtain
McIntosh
Murray
Muskogee
Nowata
Okfuskee
Oklahoma
Okmulgee
Osage
Ottawa
Pawnee
Payne
Pittsburg
Pontotoc
Pottawatomie
Pushmataha
Rogers
Seminole
Sequoyah
Stephens
Tillman
Tulsa
Wagoner
Washington

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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