Flood Safety Information
This page has the most current information for residents. It will be modified and updated if and when additional information is provided or conditions change.
General information regarding Health and Safety during a flood event can be found here: Washoe County Health District (WCHD) Flood Guidance - March 2017
- FAQs - Frequently Asked Flood Questions
- Guidelines on the Use of Chlorine and Disinfectants
- Utility Contact Information
- Water Quality Data Summary - Silver Lake/Swan Lake
- Washoe County Emergency Alerts
As the flood waters recede and streets are more accessible, normal garbage pick-up will return to the area. There may be some specific locations that still cannot have service, but that will be limited and addressed on a case-by-case basis. WCHD, Washoe County and Waste Management will work on a coordinated approach to allow for normal curbside collection.
The public water supply to the affected flood region is safe. All persons who have a private domestic well should review the information below and assess the current condition and functionality of their well. If your well was submerged, or had standing flood water around the well casing for any length of time, it is recommended to have a licensed well driller evaluate the well cap and seal to ensure your water source is safe, properly flushed and disinfected prior to further use.
WCHD Vector staff has increased mosquito surveillance and monitoring surrounding Swan Lake in Lemon Valley. Additional surveillance and monitoring will continue as long as waters are present in the community.
As always, when in areas where mosquitos are present wear protective clothing and limit outdoor activity during early morning and evening times when mosquitos are most active.
Additional information regarding Washoe County's efforts during the 2017 flooding event can be found at https://www.washoecounty.us/emergency_alerts/weather-advisory.php.
For questions and concerns not answered above, please contact WCHD-EHS at (775) 328-2434 (Option #4) or HealthEHS@washoecounty.us.