State Health Department: Flooding Could Impact Some Drinking Water Supplies

Private wells that have been flooded should be disinfected before use

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2011) – Following extensive flooding in many areas of New York State in the wake of Hurricane Irene, the State Health Department today advised New Yorkers whose private water well supplies that have been impacted by storms to take appropriate precautions to ensure their water is safe. Those who rely on public drinking water systems should follow instructions issued by their local health departments.

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