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Make sure to test wells after storms
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MONROE - Green County Health Officer RoAnn Warden said people who have private wells under water because of the weekend storms should avoid drinking the water. "Wait until the waters recede and then sample the well for bacteria," Warden said.There are sample kits to test water bacteria at the Green County Health Department, she said. "If samples come back as having unsafe levels of bacteria present, it is recommended that the well be disinfected and retested," Warden said.Information on how to perform sampling and well sanitizing is available from the health department or from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources site at dnr.wi.gov.The Green County Health Department also suggested the following tips for people who are cleaning and repairing their flood-damaged homes:• Carpet, drywall and other building materials affected by flood waters will need to be destroyed in most cases.