How to stay safe during a flood

Below you will find information about how to stay safe when an area has flooded.

Staying safe when drinking water

Follow the advice of your local water company regarding the safety of the water supply.

  • If in doubt, boil all water intended for drinking, brushing teeth, washing food and cooking.
  • Take precautions for formula-fed infants. The preferred option is to use bowser or bottled water, brought to a ‘rolling boil’ and cooled. Unboiled water should not be used.
Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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