If there is ever a flood drinking water needs to be checked because contamination could occur. This is extremely dangerous because tainted drinking water can make people very sick. If the water is checked you can avoid using it for a time if it is. You can and should use bottled water if yours has not been checked. Many diseases come from dirty water. That used to be a huge contributing factor to high death tolls.
- The river flooded threatening drinking water to the local town
- Testing of the water shows that there does not appear to be any contamination
- Local farmers lost some livestock during the flood and are asking for reimbursement.
“The illegal dump is believed to contain up to a million tonnes of domestic and commercial waste.”