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Contaminated Drinking Water: An Important Precaution


If you live on the East Coast or near the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, then there are many things you will need to take into consideration in the following days. For one, you will want to ensure your drinking water has not been contaminated with flood water or stirred bacteria from the storm. This morning, the governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, announced that the drinking water in Connecticut is not contaminated after the flooding.

This announcement was supposed to squelch rumors that the drinking water has been contaminated in some parts of the state. He says there is no proof that this has occurred and that he majority of all public and private water sources are fine for consuming. The governor says that despite the swirling rumors there has been no factual evidence to show that water is contaminated or dangerous to drink. He says that if Connecticut still has fears about their water source, then the best option is to boil the water before they drink it.

If you have consumed water in Connecticut that has caused you to fall ill, then you may be a rare exception to the governor’s announcement, and you should contact a hospital immediately to be tested for these dangerous bacteria. If you believe that you can develop your illness into a personal injury case, then contact a personal injury attorney today to get more information. You may be able to argue that the water was declared safe but was not, or litigate against a person was responsible for failing to cleanse the water. If you have a filter on your water that stopped working, then you may be able to sue for a default product. Talk to a lawyer at David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC today for more information!