What to do about flooded water wells?

During heavy rains or floods, if flood waters or debris are observed around your well casing, the well water becomes cloudy or muddy, or the water tastes "off," your well may have become contaminated. You should check you well's surface sealing characteristics and flush and disinfect the well immediately. Contaminated wells may contain waterborne disease bacteria.

Your well may need to be disinfected. See our disinfection procedure (PDF), or contact our office.

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1. What does a water well look like?
2. How does a well get contaminated?
3. What if the water source for my home is ditch water?
4. What to do about flooded water wells?
5. My property has a hand dug well. Is this water OK to drink?
6. What is a four hour well yield test and when is it needed?
7. Why do I have to submit a current bacteriological analysis of my well water to Environmental Health Services? I drink it every day and I am not sick.
8. Can I apply for my own well permit?
9. Where can I obtain a bacteriological analysis of my well water?