Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Tennille Herron
Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination
JUST PUBLISHED: Looking for information on how to treat bacterial contamination in your private well with shock chlorination? Check out our newest UF/IFAS Extension Publication, Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection defines a private well as a water system that “provides piped water to one or two residences, one of which may be a rental residence” (Rule: 62-532.200). An estimated 2.5 million Floridians, or 12%, rely on private wells for home drinking water consumption. Private well users are responsible for the management and protection of their wells.
This EDIS publication is for Florida homeowners who are interested in learning more about their well water system and understanding how to properly shock the well.
You can directly download a PDF of the publication here.