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Old 12-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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Well cleaning process...


Hi all this is my first time cleaning my well ...also new to the home. I am planning to purchase the following kit and of course following the instructions.

The only question I have is the remaining water in the lines going into the septic. Should I be concerned? I'm thinking no as I have a valve by the well tank and plan to flush using garden water hoses. Anything left should be negligible to the septic tank.

http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/C2000240.html#tab=tab1

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I am confused by your post. You say you want to clean your well, and you include a link to a chlorine based product typically used to disinfect a well. But you seem to be concerned about the "water line" going to the septic system. What exactly do you think the septic system has to do with the well? Maybe you can explain more clearly exactly what problem you are having with your well, and why you think you need to disinfect it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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Save yourself aggravation and money as well by using your state or county health information on the subject.

Below is an example of the many information avenues when googling "well sanitizing".

http://adph.org/environmental/assets/WellDisinfect.pdf

Your septic and well are two completely different systems and hopefully not connected so this well sanitizing has nothing to do with the septic system.
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Get your water tested prior to doing anything by your local health authority. You only need to clean a well if it needs it by failing a test.
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I think the OP is concerned that the chlorine will kill off the helpful organisms in the septic tank. That's why he's flushing out hoses rather than down his drain into the septic.
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Thanks jogr for clearing up the cloudy water on the well / septic connection.

In general when county / state guidelines are followed the amount of chlorine isn't a problem in septic systems. But if the septic is a concern, after sanitizing all the lines, that water could be drawn into containers and disposed of otherwise, including the water heater.

And don't forget the ice maker line needs a little chlorine to complete the job. If it tastes too strong pitch it out. Chlorine that dilute won't kill you but does smell and taste a little strange.
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