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Flooding in Vermont

If you are on a private well or spring, assume your water is contaminated if floodwater has reached your well or spring. Do not use it for drinking until you know it is safe.

If you've already tested your water, learn how to understand your results and what to do next



The links below will help you learn about contaminants that could affect Vermont waters, including your drinking water. You'll find information about:

  • What the contaminant is and how it gets in your water

  • How the contaminant can affect your health

  • How to test for the contaminant in water

  • How to treat for the contaminant if you have high levels in your drinking water

More Information

The Health Department uses different types of drinking water guidance levels to protect people’s health. Drinking water that is contaminated above the guidance level may pose some health risk to people drinking the water. Learn more about Vermont's drinking water guidance levels