VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOMMENDS PRECAUTIONS FOR WELLS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS
(CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) urges residents with wells and septic systems to take extra precautions following the recent severe weather and heavy rains. Floodwaters and runoff may contain sewage and agricultural or industrial waste, and can contaminate drinking water and damage septic systems.
If you suspect your well was flooded, or if your drinking water looks or smells different, do not drink it until it can be tested to ensure its safety. Use bottled water or water that has been brought to a rapid boil for at least one minute for drinking, brushing teeth or cooking or preparing food.
For more information, contact your local health district:
You also may wish to call a plumbing or septic contractor, or visit these websites:
The masked ISIS militant who appears to be shown beheading American journalist Steve Sotloff spoke on video before killing him, saying, “just as your missiles continue to strike our people our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.