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Is my well prone to contamination after flooding?

Is my well prone to contamination after flooding?

Days of torrential rains have caused Austin and other parts of Texas to suffer from severe flooding. A report by Fox News even stated that the flood that ravaged Austin last month would have been enough to cover the entire state with eight inches of flood water. Unfortunately, flood water doesn’t only result in damaged properties and lost income; it may also mean contaminated water wells and unsafe drinking water.

Private water wells that are relatively older (10 years and above) and are less than 50 feet deep are most vulnerable to contamination after flooding. Flooding may cause ground water, chemicals, and contents from the septic tank to seep into your water well. This may make your household more prone to serious, sometimes life-threatening water-borne diseases due to the presence of bacteria, fungi, and other germs in your drinking water.

Even if flood waters have already receded, it is important to equip your household with water filtration systems that would ensure clean, contaminant-free water for your everyday use in any weather conditions. Consult with our team at American Water TX by calling (512) 388-0022 for a free water test and to learn more about the products that can help you keep your water safe.

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