Safe Drinking Water After a Flood
Safe drinking water is vital to life. In the midst of a flood, when we are surrounded by water, it is easy to forget the need protect our drinking water. It is important to make disinfecting our drinking water and contaminated water treatment systems a priority. Wells, UV systems, softeners and iron removal equipment all need special treatment if they have been immersed in dirty flood water.
Flood waters are not simply rain or river water or even sea water they are contaminated with our waste. This waste can include fuel oils, sewage and rotting garbage and will rapidly start to grow bacteria that can make us very sick. Stagnant dirty water is not safe drinking water! It cannot be treated lightly and proper clean up is very important.
The CWQA and the WQA are professional organizations that are dedicated to providing both their members and the public with resources to help. There are many great documents on their sites. This one is particularly appropriate with the recent events in Florida, Texas and here in Windsor. So if you are struggling with flood damaged water treatment systems here are some tips for what to do when the flood recedes.
Below is a link to a great document distributed by the Water Quality Association. The WQA is a US association so some references are to American organizations. However the information is well put together and useful so we wanted you to have it. If you have any questions please call us 705-349-2837 and we will be happy to help.