Well Water Safety After Organ Transplant

A woman pours water out of a bottle and into a glass.

If you have well water in your home environment there are some things you should know to help you and your new organ stay safe! 

Despite filtration systems and diligent homeowner care, private home maintenance is not federally regulated and can become easily contaminated from the environment. Municipal water (from your city/town) is monitored continuously and is therefore safer for your use while on lifelong anti-rejection therapy. 

Let’s keep it simple… 
How do you safely live your everyday life in your home environment with well water?

Option 1:  Use bottled water for everyday tasks and consumption
Option 2:  Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and then store for later use 


Be aware of hidden well water sources in water for:
  • Teeth brushing
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Making ice
  • Making beverages of any kind

For further information, contact your Transplant Coordinator or visit: