Caring for Your Septic Tank or Private Well After A Hurricane

Last Updated on October 3, 2022 by Caroline Warwick

Last week, Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida, dumping and causing historic flooding. While many in the state have a long road to recovery ahead, many Floridians are beginning to clean-up storm damage.

Was your private well or septic system flooded or impacted by the storm? Do you know how to properly care for these after potential contamination or overflow? IFAS is here to help.

We’ve created two YouTube videos on how to care for private wells and septic systems after storms. We hope these videos can help Floridians understand how to properly care for their at-home water systems as we recover from Hurricane Ian:

Need more help? Dr. Yilin Zhuang can be reached via email at or via phone at 407-410-6901.


Posted: October 3, 2022

Category: Disaster Preparation
Tags: Contamination, Hurricane Recovery, Pivate Well, Private Well Care, Septic, Septic System, Septic System Care

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