Well water may not be safe, SWFL health officials warn

NAPLES, Fla. Area residents with well water should continue using boiled or bottled water, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County said.

Bottled water, disinfected water or boiled and cooled should be used for drinking, making beverages, ice, cooking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and washing recent wounds, according to health officials.

The Health Department is offering free bacteriological well testing for residents whose wells were flooded. Well water samples kits can be picked up and dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Max Haase Community Park at 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W.

Drop-offs may also be made there during the same hours from Sept. 25 through Sept. 28.

Free sample kits are also available at 60 Danley Dr S. in Fort Myers.

Residents in Hendry and Glades counties can drop off well water samples for testing from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 through Sept. 27 at the Health Department office on 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven.

Call 239-776-2630 or 863-946-0707 for more information.