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  • Disinfection Procedure for Private Drinking Water Wells (after a flooding)

    Disinfection Procedure for Private Drinking Water Wells (after a flooding)

    After flooding, private well owners should take actions to ensure their private water supply is safe for consumption. When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with waterborne pathogens (germs) that can cause serious illness in humans and pets.

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  • Tips on Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Tips on Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Emergencies can happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place.

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  • PDDH Hosts Opiate Awareness Presentations for Older Adults

    Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded Pomperaug District Department of Health grant monies to launch the Senior Health Opiate Awareness and Response (SHOAR) program for older adults who rely on prescription medications to manage chronic pain. Presentations will be held at the Woodbury Senior Center, Tuesday, May 15 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm for the general public, and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00 to 3:30pm at Heritage Village for Village residents only. Light refreshments will be served at both sessions and pre-registration is not required.

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  • PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

    PDDH Hosts Overdose Response Training at Oxford High School

    Pomperaug District Department of Health staffers and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers remain diligent in their efforts to stem the tide of the opiate epidemic sweeping the nation. On the heels of Tuesday evening’s opioid Heroin Education Action Team (TEAM) forum at Oxford High School, public health professionals will host a free Narcan training on May 3 from 6 to 8pm at Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms Rd.

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  • Opioid Crisis Forum On April 24 at Oxford High School

    Pomperaug District Department of Health, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of CT, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Oxford Pubic Schools, and the Oxford Local Prevention Council, are sponsoring a community forum at Oxford High School on April 24, 2018, in response to the opioid crisis sweeping the state. Free and open to the public, the forum, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, is facilitated by a panel of subject matter experts and includes candid presentations by local families who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to substance abuse.

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  • It's National Groundwater Awareness Week

    It's National Groundwater Awareness Week

    As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Connecticut residents with private wells to consider testing their wells to ensure safe water quality. Water plays an essential role in everyone’s life. Approximately 23% of Connecticut residents: roughly 820,000 people rely on a private well as the source of their household water.

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  • Pomperaug Health District Offers Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

    Pomperaug Health District Offers Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

    The holidays are almost upon us. It’s a time for families and friends to gather and share delicious food. Sometimes, food preparation mistakes can cause foodborne illness. During this holiday season, the Pomperaug Health District would like to offer some tips on preventing foodborne illness at family gatherings.

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  • Rabies Advisory from Pomperaug Health District and CT Department of Public Health

    Rabies Advisory from Pomperaug Health District and CT Department of Public Health

    RABID KITTEN MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ADDITIONAL PEOPLE AT JUNE 3RD SOUTHBURY TOWN WIDE TAG SALE ON THE TOWN GREEN

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