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What Well Owners Should Know about Shock Chlorination

Author: 
Artiola, Janick F.
Hix, Gary
Gerba, Charles
Farrell-Poe, KItt
Publication Date: 
September 2013
Publication Number: 
AZ1605
Pages: 
7 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
The purpose of this bulletin is to make well owners aware of the benefits and potential problems associated with water well shock chlorination, including: when and who should do it. It also discusses the AZ regulations on well shock chlorination and issues related to responsibility and real state transactions. Note: this is not a "how to shock Chlorinate a Well", as there are numerous other publications for this.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Soil, Water & Enviromental Science
Keyword: 
shock chlorination
private well
slime
biofilm
water quality.
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Consumer Education
Water
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