This website was created to provide professionals and homeowners a resource to allaspects of Wisconsin's ground water. Wisconsin's ground water is an essential and vitalnatural resource that every person in the state needs to live. Working together we can protect our most precious resource. " When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."- Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790)
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Flooding and Your Well...
An impact that flooding can have on your well is the damage or deconstruction of the well in general. Fast moving floodwater can carry debris that could dislodge well construction materials or distort the casing. The coarse sediment in floodwater also could erode pump components. Inspect the well for physical damage or look for signs of leakage. In the case of a damaged well, consult a licensed Wisconsin Water Well Association Member to find out if repairs are needed.
Additionally, flooding can damage your well pump and electrical systems. If the pump and/or electrical system have been under water do not turn on the pump because of the potential danger of electrical shock or damage to your well or pump.