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Photograph of  a loose, unsanitary well plumbing system exposed to surface water runoffr  © DJ Friedman How to Protect Wells from Groundwater Pollution
How to Protect Groundwater from Surface Pollutants &
How to restore a well to service after area flooding

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How to protect a drinking water well from common sources of ground water / well water contaminants.



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Protecting Your Ground Water Supply [From Contamination]

Well depths and types (C) Carson Dunlop AssociatesThis EPA text describes types of activities in your area that can create threats to your water supply. It also describes problems to look for and offers maintenance suggestions. Sources for more information and help are also listed.

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[Editing for clarity by DF are marked by brackets or italics] Initial Source: EPA 816-K-02-003 January 2002. Quoting the EPA: If your family gets drinking water from your own well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? This pamphlet helps answer these questions.

The sketch at left showing how deep or shallow wells tap aquifers is provided courtesy of Carson Dunlop Associates.

When Building, Modifying Or Closing A Well

Preventing [Well Water Contamination] Problems

Maintaining Your Well

After A Flood - Well Water Contamination Safety Warnings & Health Advisories from the U.S. EPA

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