abc
QUICK LINKS:

Wis. DNR Warns Spring Thaw Could Contaminate Wells

Updated: 03/23/2014 5:04 PM
Created: 03/23/2014 4:55 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning people the spring thaw could contaminate their wells and drinking water.
    
DNR officials say flood waters and runoff contain bacteria and other contaminants. Wells located in pits, basements and low-lying areas are particularly susceptible.
    
Well owners should watch for signs of flooding and any change in their water's smell, color or taste. They also should conduct annual tests for bacteria and nitrates.
    
Well owners who suspect contamination should find an alternate water source, disinfect the well and sample the well before resuming consumption.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Clear
1°
14° | 14°
  • Feels like: -14° F
  • Wind: NNW 9mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Fri Considerable cloudiness
    30° | 24°
  • Sat Partly cloudy
    32° | 12°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    20° | 4°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    18° | 16°

Video

KSTP NEWS