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Flooded Wells

All wells located in areas where flood waters can reach or wells located in areas where the groundwater can be influences by flood waters or high groundwater tables due to excessive rain, should be viewed as unsafe for drinking and other normal household uses until the well water has been sampled, analyzed by a Iowa DNR Certified Drinking Water Laboratory, and the analysis report states the water is safe to drink.

Use this tool to determine what steps you should take prior to consuming or using your well water!

Resources:

What Should I Do When My Well Floods, Iowa DNR
Flooded Wells Action Chart, Iowa DNR
Iowa DNR Certified Well Contractors Servicing Buchanan County