Disinfecting Wells After a Disaster

After a disaster, such as wildfire, storm event, flood, etc., private wells can be contaminated and unsafe to use for drinking water and other purposes. Types of issues and solutions vary by geographic region.

If you are a private well owner looking for help, contact your local and state agency for specific well advice. A permit to repair a well may be needed. This page has some links with general best practices addressing private wells.