Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller be hired to shock chlorinate your well if the wellhead has been flooded or submerged even temporarily. A water well driller will have access to more effective products and will have equipment and experience that a typical well owner will not have.

However, if you plan to attempt to disinfect your well yourself, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has a publication that goes through step-by-step instructions on how to shock chlorinate a well.

Click here for a PDF of Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination, ANR – 2512.

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