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Flood Waters Can Contaminate Private Wells


Quite a bit of flooding occurred throughout Yavapai County last week, and that could pose a problem for those with private wells. If flood waters reached your well, it could be contaminated. One way to disinfect your water is with bleach. Yavapai County Emergency Management has posted instructions on how to go about that on its Facebook page. Another option is to contact a qualified pump contractor to disinfect your well water. You should also have a licensed laboratory check your well water for any bacteria. With another round of storms forecast for this week, more flooding is likely in Yavapai County.

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