Boil advisories are issued when a public water supply may be contaminated with pathogens. This is often due to a loss of system pressure, treatment interruptions, or pollution entering the system.
Bring water to rolling boil for one minute to kill bacteria, viruses, or parasites that could make you sick if consumed.
During advisory, use boiled or bottled water for drinking, cooking, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and any other consumption. Avoid unboiled tap water completely. Dishwashers with a high-heat sanitization cycle could be used.
Adhere to the advisory until health officials and water authorities announce it’s lifted. This means the water supply has been cleared and certified safe again after testing.
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