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DHHR Provides Tips for Disinfecting Water Following Flood

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Residents in several counties across the state are still feeling the effects of last week's floods.

The Department of Health and Human Resources is offering tips for disinfecting water after a flood.

Using contaminated water for drinking, washing dishes, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food, and making ice may lead to serious illness or even death.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Remove any debris from water supply.
  • Pour two and a half gallons of disinfectant solution into the well, spring, cistern, or reservoir.
  • Hose down the inside of the well.
  • Allow the solution to remain in your water supply for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Ask your local health department to collect and test samples before you use any water.