Water: Emergency Preparedness
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods can disrupt your drinking water supply and your wastewater disposal systems. The information below identifies some of the issues you may face during and after an event that can directly threaten your and your family's health.
Your source of drinking water and wastewater disposal may be a public water supply or in some cases your own private well and septic.
Information on how to properly care for your septic system after a natural disaster or event is critical. Learn what you can do when returning to your home.
Any time your drinking water source is contaminated during a natural disaster or event, you can take steps to disinfect your water safely until service is restored to your area.