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Drilling a well for a new home!

Do you live in the country with a well?  Initially your well was probably “shocked” with bleach to kill any bacteria in the system and prior to the initial water testing.  Often on a re-sale of a home in Virginia, the purchaser asks the seller to test the well for coliform bacteria.  Many sellers want to re-shock the well prior to the testing the water and sometimes owners asking me about shocking there well every few years.  To answer this type of question, I often go to the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) web site.  The folks at Virginia State University and Virginia Tech do a great job of posting and updating information on many country life topics.    Please click to check the VCE info on “shocking” your well.