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Heavy Rain and Your Well Water

We've been getting a lot of rain in North Florida this week! This is good news for our water tables, especially when so many other states are experiencing extreme drought. However, too much rain all at once can be too much of a good thing. If you have a well, you should pay particular attention to your water during periods of heavy rain. Well water can be contaminated with bacteria from runoff or groundwater during floods.

If you notice a sudden discoloration of your water and it contains sediment or looks brown, silty or cloudy, do not drink it. Contact us or a well maintenance service in your area immediately. You will want to test your water for the presence of bacteria. If there is bacteria present, a shock chlorination may be necessary.

Additional Resources: 1. University of Nebraska
2. Green Risks
3. My Health

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Erica Bales