If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice?
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Disinfecting Your Well
Chlorination disinfects your well by destroying bacteria and microorganisms and helps to remove iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell). You should always disinfect your well when a new well is drilled, the well has been repaired or a new pump installed or the well has been flooded or exposed to a bacterial contamination. After disinfecting your well you should take a bacteriological sample from the well for 2 consecutive days. Make sure to flush the well until there is no chlorine present before sampling.
Homeowner on a municipal water supply?
If you receive your drinking water from a city or county owned water system, you may contact them directly with any water quality issues at:
City of Tampa (813) 272-7400
Hillsborough County (813) 264-3835
Plant City (813) 757-9288
Temple Terrace (813) 506-6570
Your utility is required to provide you with an annual water quality report, known as a Consumer Confidence Report, by July 1 of each year. You may also visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water quality information on-line.
If you wish to review the monitoring results, inspections or the consumer confidence report for your water supply you may access those on-line at Ebridge Public Record File Access.