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The Red River flood aftermath: dealing with contaminated drinking water

April 6, 2009

As the residents of the Red River Valley turn their attention to post-flooding cleanup, the safety of homeowners water supply remains threatened according to a University of Minnesota expert:
Barb Liukkonen, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center coordinator

A clean water supply should remain a top priority says Liukkonen. She can explain how residents must disinfect private wells and follow up with tests to ensure the water is safe. Liukkonen is an expert on engaging communities in safe drinking water practices and her work centers around post-flooding cleanup.  

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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