Household water well owners should inform themselves about flood threats

National Ground Water Association
National Ground Water Association
Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 04:20 PM.

There are certain things household water well owners should know during this flood season about how to protect their wells and their water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today.

Flooding by surface water can threaten groundwater quality and the condition of a well system. The vulnerability of a well can vary depending on the area in which one’s property is located or even the specific spot on a parcel of property where the well is installed, said Cliff Treyens, National Ground Water Association public awareness director.

 

Following are steps household well owners can take before, during, and after a flood to prevent, minimize, or recover from well flooding.

 

Before a flood threatens

 



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