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Spring snowmelt and rain can contaminate private wells

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MADISON -- As spring approaches, warming temperatures, snow melt, residual frozen ground and rain events all create conditions that can affect private wells and drinking water.

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"Now is the time of year for well owners to watch for signs of flooding and to notice any change in the color, smell or taste of their drinking water," said Liesa Lehmann, private water section chief for the Department of Natural Resources.

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