Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Shallow Injection Well

Potential Contaminant Source

Shallow injection wells are less than or equal to 18 feet in depth and used as a means to dispose fluids in the subsurface by permanently placing fluids underground. In Idaho, excess stormwater, agricultural water, and facility heating/cooling water are the most common fluids disposed of with injection wells. The construction and use of large-capacity cesspools and motor vehicle waste disposal wells is prohibited in Idaho. Injection wells can directly or indirectly cause negative impacts to ground water resources if not properly sited, constructed, or operated.

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  • IOC, VOC, SOC, Microbe

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