July 2, 2020
LETHBRIDGE – Overland flooding from heavy rains is occurring in many areas of southern Alberta, putting private water supplies at risk for contamination and presenting other potential hazards.
Standing or fast-moving flood water can contain a number of risks that might affect your health. Some concerns with flood water include the presence of raw sewage; chemical contaminants; debris; openings in the ground that are not visible; and other unseen hazards.
Remember the following when dealing with flooding in your community:
For comprehensive information about what you can do during and after flooding, please visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/flood. For information about having your well water tested, visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page8294.aspx.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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