The Lab Director, Mr. Eric Koslowski stated this is in a bid to provide support to those affected as a result of continuous rainfall in the region which has given rise to flooding in many areas. As a result of the flooding, there are many cases of overflowing sanitary sewage and the possibility of hazardous substances from debris, pesticides, fertilizers and other chemical contaminants being transported from one point to another. These are sources of potential bacterial contamination in the flood waters and pose a health risk to those who come in contact with it. He also stated, that the flood waters are a major risk to homeowners who use private wells for their water supply. He stressed the importance of being very cautious when using water from all wells during and after a flood.
“If you own a well in a flooded area, you should not drink or wash with the water until the flood waters have receded, and you have gone through the process of testing and treating your well to remove all contaminants. It is important for you to test your water if you have been exposed to any form of potential contamination. And if your test results reveal any traces of contamination then you MUST take steps to disinfect your well. Once you have gone through these steps and are sure that your water is back to normal, only then should you resume use,” said Mr. Koslowski.
ETR Labs is poised to answer any questions about concerns related to dealing with the aftermath of the flood by private well owners. The Laboratory will also offer a 25% discount of well testing and disinfecting services to victims of the flood.
For more information about ETR Laboratories and how to deal with well water contamination from flooding, please call 1(800) 344 9977 or go to www.etrlabs.com. You may also visit http://www.epa.gov/
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