The National Ground Water Association recently published an article on its website,
reporting there is very low risk of COVID-19 being transmitted through groundwater.
NGWA: PRIVATE WATER WELLS AT VERY
LOW RISK OF SPREADING COVID-19
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL WATER WELL EXPERT
Stay current on your yearly maintenance of your well water system.
Have a licensed groundwater contractor inspect your septic system and “set back” distance.
Ask your water well contractor about treatment options for your water supply.
Visit wellowner.org to keep up to date on how to best maintain your water well.
While the risk of contamination to your water well system is low, there are steps you can
take to keep your water safe.
The most effective action to protect against viruses, including COVID-19, from
contaminating your water supply, is regular maintenance of your well water systems
and wastewater septic systems.
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Most importantly: If you have questions about your water well system,
ask your water well contractor.
NGWA contractors are the most qualified groundwater professionals in the country and are
always willing to answer your questions and provide resources on keeping your water safe.
To find out more about COVID-19 and its impact on groundwater,
visit www.wellowner.org.
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https://www.ngwa.org/publications-and-news/covid-19-news-and-resources/groundwater-wells-and-coronavirus
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