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Flood Information


FREE Bacteria Testing - The Bear River Health Department will be providing free bacteria testing to private drinking water sources that have been impacted by the recent flooding. Please click the link for more information.

Information on Cleaning Indoor Sewage Contamination

Septic Systems: What To Do After the Flood

Well Water: What To Do After the Flood

Click Read More for information on backwater prevention valves, where to purchase and how they may help. Please avoid contact with sewer water in your home. If you come in contact please remember to wash your hands with warm soapy water.

Backwater Prevention Valves - Due to the high water runoff and flood issues in Cache and Box Elder Counties, many homes have been experiencing damaging septic or sewer backups into basement or other below ground living areas. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair but also cause public health concerns. In many cases, installing a backwater prevention valve in the basement floor and in shower drains can prevent these backups. A simple floor drain backwater prevention device is easy to install and generally costs under $20. A more complex sewer backwater device can be installed (or may already be installed) to provide even greater protection by checking with a qualified plumber.


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