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Disaster Recovery Information

If you have any questions or concerns about water-related issues as you recover from a hurricane, or other flood-related disaster, please use either of the following links to find a water quality professional in your area:

The following documents provide critical information for consumers and service providers facing disaster-related water water issues. Consumers and water quality professionals can also contact the TWQA Executive Director by phone (361.573-6707) or email (twqadirector@twqa.org) if they have any other water-related questions or concerns.


Floods and Drinking Water - What You Need to Know
Hurricanes, and other flooding disasters, pose a major threat to the safety of drinking water. During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals and other substances that can cause serious illness. Review this document, prepared to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, to identify precautions can be taken to protect yourself from the dangers of drinking unsafe water.
 
Flooding Precautions
People with private drinking water wells in flooded areas can take precautions and have their water tested and disinfected after a flood. To learn more, or if a treatment system has been installed in your home, review the document on the left or contact a water treatment professional for assistance.
 
Disinfecting Your Well
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has published specific guidelines for disinfecting your private well. If your well was flooded, do not use water from it until you have followed the instructions in the document to the left.