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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.
- Victorian Department of Health
- Environmental health, Emergency
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- November 2022
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