wellcare® Well Owners Network Partners with Tap Score to Help Well Owners Affected by Hurricane Florence
WASHINGTON – The Water Systems Council’s wellcare® Well Owners Network is providing its members and other well owners impacted by Hurricane Florence with important information on protecting and rehabilitating water wells damaged by flooding and has partnered with Tap Score for discounts on water well test kits.
If you live in an area that has experienced recent flooding, your well could be contaminated from pollutants carried by floodwater. The wellcare® Well Owners Network has the following materials available for download online to help well owners deal with flooded or storm-damaged wells:
- Videos on Disinfecting a Well in Case of Contamination and What Private Well Owners Need to Know About Your Water Supply in Case of a Natural Disaster
- Information sheets on Emergencies, Disasters, and Wells, Disinfecting Your Well, and Managing a Flooded Well.
- Interactive map with emergency agency information by state.
Water well testing is imperative for bacteria and other contaminants that could pose a health risk to households served by wells that have been recently flooded or damaged by the storm. Tap Score has offered to extend the discount on their well water test kits for well owners that have been affected by Hurricane Florence. These kits include:
Essential Test — tests for general chemistry, hardness and alkalinity, toxic and heavy metals, nitrate and nitrite, plus Coliform and E. coli.
Advanced Test — tests for general chemistry, hardness and alkalinity, toxic and heavy metals, nitrate and nitrite, Coliform and E. coli, industrial chemicals, disinfection products, and oil and gas indicators.
Extended Test — tests for general chemistry, hardness and alkalinity, toxic and heavy metals, nitrate and nitrite, Coliform and E. coli, industrial chemicals, disinfection products, oil and gas indicators, silica, radioactive particles, and PFAS/PFOA.
wellcare® Well Owners Network members can access these special discounts on the Tap Score website using discount code WCN2018.
Membership in the wellcare® Well Owners Network is free. Members receive unlimited access to the wellcare® Hotline (888-395-1033), quarterly newsletters with tips and tools to maintain and protect their well and well water, opportunities for discounted water test kits, and more than 100 information sheets that provide detailed information on caring for well systems, septic systems, and well water.
For more information, visit wellcarehotline.org.
About wellcare® Well Owners Network
The wellcare® Well Owners Network is provided by the Water Systems Council, the only national, nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems. WSC is committed to ensuring that Americans who get their water from household private wells have safe, reliable drinking water and to protecting our nation’s groundwater resources. For more information, visit watersystemscouncil.org.
About Tap Score
Tap Score is a service for easy home water testing and reporting created by SimpleWater, an award-winning science and health services firm founded at the University of California in Berkeley with the mission of improving your drinking water and long term health. For more information, visit mytapscore.com.