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Harvey Water Safety

Water Safety After a Flood
Información sobre la seguridad del agua

Floodwaters

Floodwaters may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems, and agricultural and industrial byproducts.

  • There is risk of disease from eating or drinking anything contaminated with floodwater.
  • Do not allow children to play in floodwater areas, wash children’s hands frequently (always before meals), and do not allow children to play with floodwater contaminated toys that have not been disinfected.
  • Keep open cuts and sores as clean as possible by washing well with soap. If a wound develops redness, swelling, or drainage, seek immediate medical attention.

 Private Water Well Systems

Private drinking water wells in flooded areas should always be considered contaminated. If your well or the area around it was flooded:

 

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