What do I do if coliform bacteria are found in my well water?
It is recommended that the well be disinfected through a chlorination process and then retest upon having all of the chlorine flushed from the well and water system. It is recommended to not use the water for drinking or cooking until acceptable sample results are achieved.

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1. Are these inspections required before I can get my Certificate of Occupancy (CO)?
2. Can I get my water tested for free and If not why?
3. Do I need a permit to drill a new well or to repair or abandon an existing well?
4. How do I test for red muddy water or reddish staining?
5. How often should I have my well tested?
6. My well water has a bad smell like sulfur, what tests should be run and what can be done to fix this?
7. What determines whether I can keep an existing well or have to abandon it?
8. What do I need to do to maintain and protect my well?
9. What do I do if coliform bacteria are found in my well water?
10. What do I do if bacteria are found on a follow up sample after the well has been chlorinated?
11. What if I am concerned about pesticides, petroleum, or radon?
12. What inspections, if any, are required for my well?
13. What may cause green or bluish-green stains on fixtures?
14. What should I have my water tested for?
15. What types of payments are accepted by Yadkin County?
16. Where and how can I have my well water tested?