With the beginning of summer comes the beginning of hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. As of right now, the experts are predicting 13 total storms, six of which are hurricanes, and two of which are forecasted to be major hurricanes. Since it only takes one storm to destroy an entire city, it’s important that you take the time now to learn about what you need to do as a well owner when disaster strikes.
What to Do About Your Well Water Supply After a Storm
If a big storm does occur, it is crucial that you know these important rules about how to proceed with your well water supply.
- It may not be advisable to drink your well water after a storm until you are able to get it tested for purity by Greco & Haines. It could have harmful contaminants that were washed in from the flooding.
- Keep a robust supply of bottled water on hand to provide safe drinking water for your family.
- If disinfection is the only option, there are four safe ways to do it: boiling, distilling, chlorinating, or certified devices that can treat the water at the microbial level. The easiest and most accessible of these is boiling the water. After a minute of rapid boiling, the water will be safe to drink (unless you live at an altitude greater than 5,280 feet, then you will need to boil it for three minutes).
How to Operate Your Well Safely
After a flood has occurred, there is a high risk of contamination to your well water. Always have Greco & Haines come out to provide a thorough inspection of the potential impacts of the flood so you can stay safe.
In order to make sure your well water is safe for use, you will also need to thoroughly disinfect it by chlorination. To do this you simply call Greco & Haines, Inc. We have the knowledge on how wells should be chlorinated.
Being a well owner offers tremendous benefits, but it also requires tremendous caution after disaster strikes. Please make sure to call Greco & Haines in your time of need. We offer emergency well water service, so we can help you regain access quickly. If you have any questions about what else you can do to prepare for hurricane season, or you are in need of well water service, contact us today.