Sewage systems and flooding: safety, sanitation, and clean-up

Flooding of a private sewage system can be dangerous for homeowners. Sewage can back up into the home and may contaminate drinking water.

Remember: A well can become contaminated during a flood. Therefore, do not drink the water until it has been tested.

What should I do during a flood?

What should I do after a flood?

Once flood waters have receded, homeowners should remember:

This item was last modified on June 24, 2015