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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.

VILHOLTH, K. (2013): Cleaning Wells after Seawater Flooding. Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies #15. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) URL [Accessed: 11.03.2019] PDF