Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Deep Injection Well

Potential Contaminant Source

Deep injection wells are used for disposing fluids by permanently placing them 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. Deep injection wells are deeper than 18 feet below ground surface and are regulated by the Idaho Department of Water Resources. 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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