Thursday, May 17 2018
In preparation for the heavy storm and flooding season, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a new video describing steps consumers can take to ensure a safer water supply during severe weather.
Severe weather like hurricanes or tornados often bring floods, and floodwater is loaded with bacteria and other pollutants. It can pick up chemicals, sewage and other contaminants from roads, factories, farms and other places, which can lead to groundwater contamination.
In the video, WQA Tehnical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy offers five quick tips on ensuring quality drinking water during flooding or when power outages affect filtration systems.
The video is one of several consumer information pieces available on WQA’s flood resources page.