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Cleaning wells after seawater flooding

Many people living in coastal regions rely on shallow groundwater for their water supply. Seawater flooding after a severe storm or tsunami can damage wells and contaminate the groundwater. This technical note provides advice for rehabilitating wells in such circumstances. It should be used in conjunction with Technical Note 1 which provides general information about rehabilitating wells after a disaster. (Author's abstract)

TitleCleaning wells after seawater flooding
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVillholth, KG
Secondary TitleTechnical notes on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies / WHO
Volumeno. 15
Pagination4 p. : 3 boxes. 6 fig.
Date Published2011-01-01
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Keywordsdisinfection, groundwater, groundwater protection, rehabilitation, saline water intrusion, sdiwat, wells
Abstract

Many people living in coastal regions rely on shallow groundwater for their water supply. Seawater flooding after a severe storm or tsunami can damage wells and contaminate the groundwater. This technical note provides advice for rehabilitating wells in such circumstances. It should be used in conjunction with Technical Note 1 which provides general information about rehabilitating wells after a disaster. (Author's abstract)

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