Health Risks Still Possible For Flood Victims In Lake County

August 29, 2017 - Essential Water

With flooding cleanup and liberation efforts good underway, a Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is reminding residents with private H2O wells and septic systems to take additional precautions to equivocate health risks. Floodwaters mostly enclose germ or other contaminants that can means illness. Floodwater might have infested H2O wells and caused septic systems to fail.

The health dialect is stability to offer a giveaway H2O representation research until Sep 7 for residents whose H2O wells were submerged or surrounded by floodwaters. Residents might collect adult waste bottles to be filled and returned for research during a Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville.

Many municipality and encampment offices in a county also offer a H2O contrast kits. Residents can call their encampment or municipality to see if they have bottles available.

Health officials are also charity a following tips for those influenced by floodwaters:

If a good was submerged underneath inundate waters…

  • If your good was submerged underneath floodwaters, assume a good H2O is contaminated.
  • Do not splash or prepare with a good H2O until it is dynamic a H2O does not enclose bacteria. In a meantime, use sell bottled H2O for celebration and cooking needs.
  • Flush a good and plumbing by using a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more.
  • Hire a protected good executive to weigh and scrupulously purify a well. A list of good contractors can be found at: http://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18202
  • Collect a H2O representation and contention it to a health dialect for analysis.

If a good was not submerged though floodwaters surrounded a well…

  • Flush a good and plumbing by using a hose (not to septic system) for an hour or more.
  • Collect a H2O representation and contention it to a health dialect for analysis.

Tips for residents on septic systems…