July 14, 2010
While children enjoy playing in the rain and flood water, it might not be all fun and games. Water covering streets, neighborhood lawns, and fields, runoff into the flooding water potentially creating a cesspool of bacteria and chemicals your child may be playing in.
"It's a legitimate question to ask, are there significant amount of chemicals, oil, pesticides or are there bacteria and other pathogens that may enter this water particularly the playa lakes, and especially if children are playing in it," said Dr. Ron Kendall, Director of Environmental and Human Health Institute at Texas Tech.
To find out what exactly is lurking in all that water, KCBD took water samples at six different flooded areas around town to experts so they could see what we couldn't.