The Chester County Health Department offers the following information to
assist residents with situations when flooding due to heavy rains
occurs in our area.
Avoid recreational contactwith flood waters due to the unknown amount of raw sewage and waste chemicals that may be present. This applies to both surface waterways and standing surface water remaining from the flood.
To protect the health and safety of all residents, the Health Department recommends:
No boating or rowing
No swimming, wading or contact with the water
No fishing or consumption of fish caught in these waters
No pets allowed in the water
During a flood emergency, contact with flood waters may be unavoidable during clean-up activities. Take personal precautions and wear disposable gloves, wash hands with clean water and avoid ingestion of any flood water.