Food & Water Safety

Well Water Testing
New Hanover County Public Health is offering free drinking water test kits to New Hanover County residents with private water wells. Wells flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence should be tested to ensure there is no contamination. Ingesting or being exposed to contaminated well water may cause sickness.

The test kits will be available starting Monday, September 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center, Suite 140, located at 230 Government Center Drive or at the New Hanover County Fire Department, Station 11 in Wrightsboro located at 3515 North Kerr Avenue. Please call 910-798-6667 to confirm the availability of test kits before visiting Environmental Health or Station 11.  Learn more here.

Food & Water Safety
It is important that you take steps to prevent illness from unsafe food and water after Hurricane Florence. Click here for food and drinking water safety from the CDC »

Restaurants & Food Operations
Before re-opening after Hurricane Florence, restaurants and other similar food operations should follow Public Health’s safety steps to ensure the safety of the public.

Flood Water Safety
When returning to your home after it has been flooded, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Flood waters and standing waters also pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. Click here for CDC tips to protect yourself and your family.

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    Duke Energy
    (800) 419-6356

    Water/Sewer Emergencies

    (910) 332-6565

    UNCW Emergency Info
    (910) 962-3991
    (888) 657-5751

    CFCC Emergency Info
    (877) 799-2322

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