UPDATE: 14 Counties Added to List to Receive Free Testing DEQ Offering Free Testing for Private Wells Impacted by Flooding
For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019
Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is offering free bacteriological testing of private water wells that have been submerged in flood water in the following counties:
Adair, Alfalfa*, Atoka, Beckham*, Bryan, Caddo*, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Custer*, Delaware, Dewey*, Garvin, Grady, Greer*, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson*, Jefferson, Johnston, Kay*, Kingfisher*, Kiowa*, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble*, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, RogerMills*, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Washita*, Woods*
*Denotes counties that were added to the original list
If your private well has been submerged in flood water, DEQ recommends that you not drink the water until you disinfect your well and sample analysis indicates that your well water is safe.
For disinfection and sampling instructions and supplies, contact DEQ at (800) 522-0206. The free testing will be available until May 31, 2019.
Instructions on how to disinfect your well are available at https://www.deq.ok.gov/wp-content/uploads/deqmainresources/DisinfectionIndividualWaterWells_05-2019.pdf