What if I need to disinfect a well?

On occasion, a contaminated well needs to be disinfected (usually with Clorox bleach).  If you need to do this, do not run the chlorinated water through your septic system.  Instead, open the outside water faucets and let the water run for several hours or as long as necessary to flush the chlorine out of the well.  Meanwhile, avoid using water inside the house.