Your state or county health department may have suggestions on how to clean up after a sewage spill. Contact information for state and county government agencies can be located using these guides:
- National Association of Counties: Find a County Exit
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Public Health Resources: State Health Departments
Here are several examples:
- Forsyth County, North Carolina: Sewage Back-up Home Care Guide (PDF) (3 pp, 6.82 MB, About PDF) Exit
- Washington State Department of Health: Cleaning up a sewage spill
- King County, Washington: Cleaning up a sewage spill
- Lake County, Florida: Tips on cleaning up sewage contaminated items
The EPA's Office of Wastewater Managementprovides information on several related subjects, including:
If the sewage spill is related to a flooded septic system, see SepticSmart Homeowners.
Flooding and damp conditions can also lead to mold, a possible health hazard. EPA's Indoor Air - Mold page provides an introduction to mold, and provides access to related resources, including "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"