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Water issues

Flood water precautions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are cautioning the public and all responders about the potential hazards associated with flood waters.

Every effort should be made to limit contact with flood water due to potentially elevated levels of contamination associated with raw sewage and other hazardous substances.

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Water sampling

Summary and test results

Drinking water and food

For water and wastewater facilities

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