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Drinking water after a flood

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Drinking water after a flood

Information on when and how to safely drink water after a flood. After a flood, your water provider will advise you whether your tap water is safe to drink. They may issue a 'Do not drink advisory': Your water has harmful chemicals and toxins, and drinking it can make you very sick, or a 'Boil water advisory': Your water could have germs, and you must boil water before use. Drinking unboiled water can make you sick.
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October 2022
Last reviewed:
January 2024

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