How to chlorinate a well?

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      ericc

      I heard u can use household bleach, but how do you go about it? and how much do u use?

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      Retired plbg1
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      I would check with well co. before I would do any thing lke that and see what he says.



      Art retired plbg

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      PLUMBILL
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      It is better to use the powder chlorin that is used in swimming pools.

      You should call your County Health Department and they can give you all the information you will need todo a safe effect job.

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      avlombardi
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      I assume that you have determined that you have an unacceptable coliform level. Once you have removed the source of contamination, you can pour Clorox into the well and then flush it through your domestic water system. It will take a week or longer to disipate the bleach. My experience is with a very productive 36″ diameter shallow well (13 feet deep) that has a larger-than-average resevoir of crushed stone around it. The well probably has several hundred gallons of water in it, normally. For this well, I used two gallons of bleach. You probably should limit the amount of clhorine going into your septic system. Probably best to do most of the flushing of your pipes out through the garden hose to someplace where the chlorine will not do damage to plants.

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