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Water Problems After Harvey

By Admin | September 13, 2017

While many Houston residents are reconstructing their homes and dealing with the obvious ramifications from Hurricane Harvey, one water-infrastructure security expert is more concerned with the remaining water.

Not only can remaining pools contribute to skyrocketing mosquito populations, but airborne pathogens, protozoa, and sewage could be contaminating water for the foreseeable future.

Chemical and wastewater plants were affected by the heavy rains and storms, in addition to homes, which means drinking water could potentially be infected. His advice: “If it smells bad and looks bad, don’t drink it.”

For more, read “SMU Professor Warns About Potential Environmental, Water Problems After Harvey” from D Magazine.

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