How to make my water safe?
The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County recommends one of the following in order preference:
1. Use commercially bottled water, or
2. Bring water to a full boil for at least 1 minute and allow to cool at room temperature before using it for drinking, mixing baby formula, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes, or
3. Disinfect water by adding 8 drops (about 1/8 teaspoon) of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Let it stand 30 minutes. If water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure once. If the water remains cloudy, do not use. Use a container that has a cap or cover for disinfecting and storing water to be used for drinking. This will prevent contamination.

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1. Why is my neighborhood flooding?
2. Why isn’t water being pumped out of my neighborhood?
3. Where can Pasco County residents go for assistance?
4. Is there housing assistance available?
5. Can I apply for FEMA assistance?
6. Is my water contaminated?
7. How to make my water safe?
8. Where do I get my water tested?
9. What do I do if I am on a septic system and my plumbing is functioning sluggishly?
10. Why are the roads failing?
11. What is Pasco County doing to address road failure?
12. How can residents help minimize road damage?
13. Where can residents find more information about the current situation?
14. Will Pasco County repair privately maintained roads damaged due to the flooding?
15. Are there changes in trash pickup schedules?
16. Will there be debris pickup?