How to Avert Sewage-Contaminated Floodwater



Sewage and floodwater go hand in hand. When there’s flood, contaminants and germs flow with it. Here are some tips to avoid contacting them.

There is no avoiding the fact that contaminated sewage water will always flow with the floodwaters. It is where pathogens like bacteria, viruses, mold spores, or protozoans are present in large numbers in sewage wastes.

Sewage Contaminated Floodwater

The extent of the contamination will depend on the size of the affected area. The greater the area the greater the contamination coverage and spread of the pathogens. Even flood waters that were not in contact with raw sewage can be contaminated with the microbiological organisms from animal wastes, street runoffs and natural soil.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

A Basic Guide to Water-Borne Diseases



Flood brings with it a lot of troubles, and water-borne diseases are always one of them. The list of these diseases include typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A. All of them, though they vary in names and descriptions, have one source — floodwater.

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These diseases also attacks in outbreaks. Surely, you can’t deny that all measures must be exhausted to curb the spread of these plagues.

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Ariel Arcebido

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Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.

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