How to Save the Sheridan Water Supply
In the last decade, the number of wells being drilled to provide water for residents in New York City has increased dramatically.
With more wells drilling in New Jersey, the state now has nearly 600,000 people without drinking water.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a list of 10 million people who are without access to clean drinking water in Pennsylvania.
That means there are at least 2.5 million New Yorkers without drinking fountains, showers, hot water, or even toilet paper.
The New York State Department of Health has identified at least 8,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to drinking water contamination in the state.
While there are many factors at play, there are also some very simple steps that you can take to help your family and loved ones.1.
Make sure your tap is plugged in.
You can plug in your water tap before you go to bed, but don’t leave it plugged in during the night.
That way, the water you use for drinking and cooking doesn’t run off into the system.
You should use a faucet or sink that is already connected to the tap.2.
Make an appointment with a water supply expert.
Water suppliers often have a trained water specialist who can help you find the best water for your home.3.
Get tested for Legionnaires.
There is no vaccine for Legionella.
The most common treatment for Legionellosis is a topical antibiotic.
If you have any other symptoms, call your doctor.4.
If your water supply has been contaminated, get tested for the Legionella bacteria.
If it has, you can make an appointment for testing to get a clean sample and take a sample of your tap water.
If you have Legionnaires disease and are concerned about your tap or home water supply and your health, call the state Department of Public Health at 1-800-344-6788.
If the testing comes back negative, call back the following day and ask the public health department to start the water supply test process again.5.
Know the symptoms.
If symptoms of Legionella infection appear within the first two days of symptoms, the person may have milder symptoms.
A water sample should be taken within 72 hours after symptoms begin.
Symptoms can be mild or severe.
It depends on the severity of the symptoms, and the person’s age and other factors.
If the water sample shows signs of Legionellos, the patient should be isolated and treated with antibiotics.
The person will likely develop a fever, cough, and runny nose for several days, which can lead to severe pneumonia.
If symptoms of mild or moderate symptoms continue, antibiotics may be prescribed for a longer period of time.
However, these antibiotics can cause serious side effects, so if you think you have mild symptoms, speak with your doctor first.6.
Do your own testing.
Many homeowners can test their water system to check for Legion disease and other contaminants.
The test results can be helpful in determining whether you are getting the right amount of water and whether you need to get tested again.
The state of New York has a free service that can test your tap for Legion and other bacteria.
To learn more about the testing service, visit New York’s Health Department website.
The water supply testing process is easy and convenient.
You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire that will allow the testing company to send you a free sample of water, a water test kit, and instructions for the testing.
You should be able to follow these instructions within three to four days, depending on the test results.
You may be asked a few questions, including the name of the company and your zip code.
If your water system has been tested, you should be sent a sample with instructions to take a test for Legion in the coming days.
If that testing shows no bacteria in your sample, your water should be considered clean.
However if the testing shows Legion in your samples, your tap may be tested for contamination.